The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Did Not Report

Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Program Year

2021

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City of Shavano Park

City of Shavano Park, TX

Bob Werner

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Shavano Park is located on the edge of the Texas Hill Country and offers a unique blend of rural small town character with urban conveniences. The City's motto is "City living with Country Charm," a phrase the City lives up to by being a nature and wildlife habitat. The City has committed to saving the Monarch Butterfly by planting the Milkweed plat at City Hall, community garden and municipal buildings. The City also informs the Residents of their ability to contribute by proclaiming April as Monarch Pledge Month in conjunction with the City's annual Arbor Day Celebration.

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.
  • 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

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Earn or maintain recognition for being a wildlife-friendly city by participating in other wildlife and habitat conservation efforts (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program).
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.

Systems Change

  • Launch, expand, or continue one or more ordinances to reduce light pollution to benefit urban wildlife.