The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Program Year

2024

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City of Lafayette

Lafayette, CO

JD Mangat

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Located in the Colorado prairie, the City of Lafayette takes pride in its commitment to conserving the delicate ecosystem that supports monarch butterflies and their habitat. As stewards of the land, we have implemented various initiatives to protect monarch populations, including the planting and preservation of native milkweed species, essential for monarch breeding and feeding. Through community partnerships and educational programs, we strive to raise awareness about the importance of monarch conservation and inspire collective action to safeguard their migratory journey.

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Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • Issue a proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat. This proclamation must incorporate a focus on monarch conservation.
  • Engage with developers, planners, landscape architects, and other community leaders and organizers engaged in planning processes to identify opportunities to create monarch habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Systems Change

  • Reduce or eliminate the use of herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals that are harmful to monarchs and pollinators and urban wildlife.