The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Program Year

2024

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New Trier Township

Winnetka, IL

Gail Eisenberg

Supervisor

Pledge Summary

New Trier Township’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources to benefit the physical, mental, and social well-being of residents. Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves more than 60,000 residents in the villages of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette and Winnetka, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield east of Harms Road and Northfield Road. In March 2024, the Board of Trustees voted to adopt the Mayor's Monarch Pledge for the second year in recognition that one of the Township's earliest roles, addressing "noxious weeds," may have contributed to a misunderstanding of the importance of native plants to our pollinators and greater ecosystem.

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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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.