The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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City and County of Denver

Denver, CO

Michael Hancock

Mayor of Denver Colorado

Pledge Summary

The City and County of Denver is the "Mile High" city surrounded by plains and mountains, with a population size of 700,000 and increasing. The Mayor of Denver is committed to wildlife conservation efforts and encourages every city mayor nationwide, to participate in the Mayor's Monarch Pledge.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

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

  • Launch or maintain an outdoor education program(s) (e.g., at schools, after-school programs, community centers and groups) that builds awareness and creates habitat by engaging students, educators, and the community in planting native milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program and Monarch Mission curriculum).
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.