The National Wildlife Federation

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Friday, March 29, 2024

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City of Mansfield

Mansfield, OH

Jodie Perry


Pledge Summary

Mansfield is a city located in north central Ohio with a population of approximately 48,000. We are located between Cleveland and Columbus and we are home to the world renowed botanical gardens of Kingwood Center Gardens and many community gardens. Mansfield has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators and is looking forward to working with our residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout Mansfield.

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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 community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.

Systems Change

  • 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.