The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Town of Apex

Apex, NC

Jacques Gilbert


Pledge Summary

The Town of Apex in central North Carolina with a population of 70,000. The town is located in the heart of the Raleigh Durham area and named "Number 1 place to live in America" by Forbes magazine in 2015. Major Jacques Gilbert and the Apex Town Council have committed to saving the Monarch Butterfly and other pollinators with their signing of the Mayor's Monarch Pledge once again in 2021. We look forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout the Town.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • Launch or maintain a public communication effort to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods. (If you have community members who speak a language other than English, we encourage you to also communicate in that language; Champion Pledges must communicate in that language.)

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.
  • Host or support a monarch neighborhood challenge to engage neighborhoods and homeowners' associations within the community to increase awareness, support community unity around a common mission, and/or create habitat for the monarch butterfly.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.