The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Friday, March 15, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Borough of North East

North East, PA

Bobbi Jo Morey

Mayor

Pledge Summary

North East Borough is located in Northwest Pa near Lake Erie. North East is a lovely community with a bustling, small town vibe. With many community green spaces and a history and economy shaped by agriculture, North East is committed to working towards creating habitats for Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators. Mayor Bobbi Jo Morey has teamed up with a local community group, North East in Bloom, to work towards the goals spelled out in the Mayors Monarch Pledge Program . The community is proud to join with other communities in this important endeavor.

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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.

Systems Change

  • Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).