The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Monday, March 13, 2023

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The Regional Municipality of York

York Region (No Specified City), ON

Wayne Emmerson


Pledge Summary

The regional municipality of York is a municipality located in Ontario, Canada with a population of approximately 1.2 million and is home to 9 municipalities and one first nations reserve. Chairman Wayne Emmerson, the Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of York, has committed to putting forward our best efforts to save the Monarch Butterfly and other pollinators by signing the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and loos forward to making our community much more pollinator friendly through public communications and establishing programs that promote the planting and preservation of pollinator habitat.

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Action Items Committed for 2023

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

  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.