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Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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City of Loretto

Loretto, MN

Kent Koch


Pledge Summary

The City of Loretto is a small city, population 664, on the western edge of Hennepin County, Minnesota. Our Mayor and City Council Members have once again unanimously supported taking the Mayors' Monarch Pledge for the fourth year in a row. The city is committed to improving the Monarch habitat through community education, planting and maintaining milkweed and pollinator gardens at city parks and supporting a milkweed seed giveaway.

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Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • Launch or maintain a public communication effort to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods. (If you have community members who speak a language other than English, we encourage you to also communicate in that language; Champion Pledges must communicate in that language.)
  • Engage with city parks and recreation, public works, sustainability, and other relevant staff to identify opportunities to revise and maintain mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.