The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Town of Braintree

BRAINTREE, MA

Erin Joyce

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The Town of Braintree is a suburban community on the outskirts of the Metro Boston area and a gateway to Massachusetts’ South Shore. We are a community steeped in history with a growing and diverse population of 39,000, many who are lucky to take pride in generational hometown roots. The Town is nestled just east of Boston’s Blue Hills and tucked along the edge of the Atlantic’s Fore River Basin providing for a temperate but sometimes unpredictable climate. Braintree’s Mayor, Erin Joyce, has committed to increasing the Town’s environmental stewardship footprint, notably in protecting pollinators and the monarch butterfly, by signing the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge in 2024. We look forward to using this opportunity to sprinkle more color in our gardens while raising awareness for creating and building pollinator-friendly habitats throughout our Town.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.

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.