The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Friday, March 19, 2021

Program Year

2021

Achievement

Signatories

2021

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City of Rockwall

Rockwall, TX

Kevin Fowler

Honorable Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Rockwall is located in North Central Texas and has a population of 45,010. The City of Rockwall committed to this pledge in 2015 and has never looked back. The Parks and Recreation Department partners with the Butterfly Brigade and Butterfly Battalion volunteer groups to maintain eight Monarch Waystations located in our park system throughout the City of Rockwall. Four of these Waystations have been installed in the last twelve months and we will continue to growth the program in the future.

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Breezy Hill Monarch Waystation Rockwall Texas

Installed in 2020 At The Park at Breezy Hill. Maintained by the Butterfly Brigade

Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • 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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.

Systems Change

  • Integrate monarch butterfly conservation into the city’s Park Master Plan, Sustainability Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan or other city plans.