The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Program Year

2022

Achievement

Signatories

2022

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Town of Morrisville

Morrisville, NC

TJ Cawley

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Morrisville is located adjacent to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park – a national technology hub, hosting over 300 companies and 50,000 workers. The Town of Morrisville demonstrated support for sustainability in 2021 by approving the development of a Sustainability Master Plan, as well as the addition of a full-time Sustainability Coordinator position. In the 2-year span, the Town has implemented two renewable energy projects, integrated a building automation system at it's public safety building, and recognized National Pollinator Week in support of pollinators and monarch butterflies, specifically.

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Community Spotlight

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.
  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.

Systems Change

  • Integrate monarch butterfly conservation into the city’s Park Master Plan, Sustainability Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan or other city plans.