The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Did Not Report

Pledge Date

Friday, March 19, 2021

Program Year

2021

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Village of Schiller Park

Schiller Park, IL

Nick Caiafa

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Designated area near our Community Garden for planting milkweed and other native plants and ongoing maintenance of 2 pollinator garden at two Village parks. New pollinator planting area near our Metra Station prairie style detention area.

Community Spotlight

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 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

  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.
  • Launch or maintain an outdoor education program(s) (e.g., at schools, after-school programs, community centers and groups) that builds awareness and creates habitat by engaging students, educators, and the community in planting native milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program and Monarch Mission curriculum).