The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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City of Solana Beach

Solana Beach, CA

Lesa Heebner


Pledge Summary

Solana Beach, located along the northern coast of San Diego County, is known for its beautiful beaches, parks, prime surf spots, and abundant walking and hiking trails. There is sunshine almost every day and winters are just a few degrees cooler than summers. Fog and low clouds usually hug the coastline in the summertime in the late evening and the wee hours of the morning but burns off by midday. Mayor Lesa Heebner has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by signing this Mayors’ Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging residents to build more pollinator habitat throughout the city.

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Del Mar Times Story and Photos by Luke Harold

The City's new pollinator garden was featured in the local paper.

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Action Items Committed for 2022

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

  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.