The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Town of Hyde Park

Hyde Park, NY

Alfred Torreggiani

Town Supervisor

Pledge Summary

The Town of Hyde Park is currently registered with the NWF as a community seeking certification status as a 'Community Wildlife Habitat'. Our beautiful town is nestled along the banks of the Hudson River and is home to many historical estates including Springwood, the birthplace of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Monarch Pledge will compliment the many conservation efforts taking place in Hyde Park.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • 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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.

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.