The National Wildlife Federation

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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Town of Morrisville

Morrisville, NC

TJ Cawley


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.


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.