The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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Village of Deerfield

Deerfield, IL

Dan Shapiro


Pledge Summary

Deerfield is a Village in Illinois with a population over 19,000.

Community Spotlight


Interactive Native Planting Locations Map

Deerfield created an interactive map using GIS to show the native planting locations throughout the Village. Currently, four acres of turf have been converted to native gardens with an additional five acres planned for 2023.

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Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • Issue a proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat. This proclamation must incorporate a focus on monarch conservation.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.