The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Program Year

2024

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Borough of Malvern

Malvern, PA

Zeyn Uzman

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Malvern is a small borough in southeastern Pennsylvania with a population of roughly 3,000 covering approximately one square mile of Chester County. The Borough is home to many open spaces including Randolph Woods and the site of the Paoli Massacre that occurred during the Revolutionary War. Mayor Uzman of the Borough of Malvern has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with the signing of the mayors' Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout the borough.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.
  • Engage with city parks and recreation, public works, sustainability, and other relevant staff to identify opportunities to revise and maintain mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs.
  • Launch or maintain a public communication effort to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods. (If you have community members who speak a language other than English, we encourage you to also communicate in that language; Champion Pledges must communicate in that language.)

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.

Systems Change

  • Integrate monarch butterfly conservation into the city’s Park Master Plan, Sustainability Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan or other city plans.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an effort to change municipal planting ordinances and practices to include more native milkweed and native nectar producing plants at city properties.
  • Launch, expand, or continue one or more ordinances to reduce light pollution to benefit urban wildlife.