The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Program Year

2021

Achievement

Signatories

2021

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City of McKinney

McKinney, TX

George Fuller

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of McKinney is proud to join hundreds of cities across the United States in support of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by signing the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. The McKinney Monarch Initiative supports the creation of habitats as the monarchs make their annual 2,500-mile migration to and from their overwintering grounds in Mexico. Together with our partners, we can help create beneficial ecosystems to ensure the future of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2021

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.)
  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.
  • 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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.