The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Borough of Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge, NJ

Deborah Mans

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The Borough of Glen Ridge is located in Northern New Jersey. Numerous organizations, schools, and individuals in Glen Ridge have launched projects to support monarchs and pollinators, including planting pollinator gardens at Clay and Benson Street parks and our schools, selling butterfly milkweed at our 2024 Arts and EcoFair, and registering properties to be part of Glen Ridge's "Pollinator Pathway" program.

Community Spotlight

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Clay Field Garden

Native plants at Clay Field Garden

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Clay Field

Native plants at Clay Field.

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.)

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.