The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Friday, February 3, 2023

Program Year

2023

Achievement

Signatories

2023

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City of Rockwall

Rockwall, TX

Kevin Fowler

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Rockwall has nine Monarch Waystations, several prairie grass areas and the Pettinger Nature Preserve. The Parks and Recreation Department manages these with the assistance of the Butterfly Brigade and Butterfly Battalion that consist of volunteers that manage the way stations weekly year around. We are committed to protecting and preserving areas for our important pollinators.

Community Spotlight

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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 2023

Communications and Convening

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

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.