The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Program Year

2022

Achievement

Signatories

2022

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City of Rockwall

Rockwall, TX

Kevin Fowler

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Rockwall has been involved in Monarch Butterfly Conservation for the past several years. The City of Rockwall has eight Monarch Butterfly Waystations within the Rockwall Park System. These waystations are maintained and planted in cooperation with the Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department, The Butterfly Brigade and the Butterfly Battalion volunteer groups.

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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 2022

Communications and Convening

  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.
  • 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.
  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.

Systems Change

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