The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Program Year

2022

Achievement

Signatories

2022

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Town of Southwest Ranches

Southwest Ranches, FL

Steve Breitkreuz

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The Town of Southwest Ranches, located in Southwest Broward County, is home to over 7,000 residents. The Town is a rural environment, filled with grazing animals, nurseries, farms, and an abundance of wildlife. Southwest Ranches was formed to stop encroaching development, and “Preserve Our Rural Lifestyle.”

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Outreach and Education

Boy Scout Troop 224 helps the Town plant pollinator species at Town Hall

Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • 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).
  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.