The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Municipalité de Mont-Blanc

Mont-Blanc, QC

Jean Simon Levert

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The municipality of Mont-Blanc is a small city with a population of approximately 4000 residents located in the region of the Laurentides. It has a vast territory dotted with many lakes, rivers and public lands. The municipality holds two natural sites which is the Parc Écotouristique des Laurentides and the old-pisciculture which is heritage. This beautiful city is known for its sustainable community and involvement in the protection of the environment and its natural habitats. Mont-Blanc is committed to put in place some actions to save the monarch butterflies and other pollinators in engaging with the Mayors' Monarch Pledge and is looking forward to enhance actions toward the residents in putting forward the conservation of the monarch’s habitat throughout the 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.
  • 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

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.

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.