The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Village of Lakemoor

Lakemoor, IL

Todd Weihofen

Village Administrator

Pledge Summary

The Village of Lakemoor is Located i both Lake and Mchenry County and is bordered by Several Natural preserves (Morain Hills State park, Volo Bog, and The Black Crown Marsh. Mayor McIntyre has committed the Village to making improvements in the Village to increase the Numbers of Monarch Butterflies and Pollinators.

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.
  • 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 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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.

Systems Change

  • Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).
  • Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.