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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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City Of Mebane

Mebane, NC

Ed Hooks


Pledge Summary

Nestled between Raleigh and Greensboro, the rapidly growing city of Mebane stands as a thriving community at the crossroads of major railways and highways. Renowned for its beautiful parks and strategic location, Mebane's economic and cultural significance in the region is on the rise. Committing to monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation in Mebane will contribute significantly to the health of diverse flora and fauna found in our city as well as adding to its natural beauty.

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Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • 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.)
  • 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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.

Systems Change

  • Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals that are harmful to monarchs and pollinators and urban wildlife.