The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Friday, March 31, 2023

Program Year

2023

Achievement

Signatories

2023

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City of Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX

Joe Zimmerman

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Sugar Land is a city in Central Texas with a population of roughly 120,700. The city has 9 miles of Brazos River Corridor and is home to more than 2,000 acres of parks and open space. Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman of Sugar Land, TX has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with their signing of the Mayor's Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout the city.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.
  • Engage with city parks and recreation, public works, sustainability, and other relevant staff to identify opportunities to revise and maintain mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.