The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Friday, March 1, 2024

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City and County of Denver

Denver, CO

Mike Johnston

Mayor of Denver Colorado

Pledge Summary

Denver is a city of approximately 1 million people in Colorado. The city of Denver is certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat city by the National Wildlife Federation, and is an Urban Bird Treaty City designated by US Fish and Wildlife Service. Denver Mayor recognizes the importance of wildlife habitat in large cities like Denver, and is committed to the Mayor's Monarch Butterfly initiative through conservation efforts and actions.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with developers, planners, landscape architects, and other community leaders and organizers engaged in planning processes to identify opportunities to create monarch habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • 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).
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.

Systems Change

  • Launch, expand, or continue one or more ordinances to reduce light pollution to benefit urban wildlife.