The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Monday, March 11, 2024

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The Regional Municipality of York

York Region (No Specified City), ON

Wayne Emmerson

Chief Executive Offices for The Regional Municipality of York

Pledge Summary

The Regional Municipality of York, also called York Region, is a regional municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. Many York Region Greening Strategy programs and projects, and other Regional initiatives support pollinator habitat. York Region is keen on engaging with community groups through varies of program, also actively collaborate with private landowners and conservation and municipal partners.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

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

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