The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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City of Solana Beach

Solana Beach, CA

Lesa Heebner


Pledge Summary

Solana Beach is a city in northern San Diego County with a population of roughly 13,000. It is a coastal community and has long been a leader in environmental protection. Solana Beach first joined the Mayor's Monarch Pledge in 2021 and looks forward to continuing to engage with residents and the community to expand pollinator habitat.

Community Spotlight


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 2024

Communications and Convening

  • 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 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.

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.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.