The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Town of Apex

Apex, NC

Jacques Gilbert


Pledge Summary

The Town of Apex North Carolina is a town in located in Wake County, RTP area, of central North Carolina. The Town is in the piedmont region of NC and a critical waypoint for the eastern Monarch migration. Mayor Gilbert and Town Council are committed to saving monarch butterfly and other pollinators with their signing of the Mayor's Monarch Pledge and look forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout the town.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.