The National Wildlife Federation

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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City of Loveland

Loveland, OH

Kathy Bailey


Pledge Summary

Nestled in the charming landscapes of southwestern Ohio, Loveland is a close-knit community with a population that values environmental conservation and biodiversity. Our city boasts a rich tapestry of green spaces, including several parks and numerous community gardens, which serve as havens for local wildlife. Under the leadership of Mayor Kathy Bailey, Loveland has enthusiastically embraced the Mayor's Monarch Pledge, reaffirming our dedication to the preservation of monarch butterflies and other vital pollinators. Through collaborative efforts with residents, local organizations, and government agencies, we are committed to expanding pollinator habitats across our city.

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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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Increase the percentage of native plants, shrubs and trees that must be used in city landscaping ordinances and encourage use of milkweed, where appropriate.
  • 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.