The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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City of McKinney

McKinney, TX

George Fuller


Pledge Summary

McKinney is a unique city nestled along the northeastern region of Texas with a population of approximately 212,107 residents and growing. McKinney’s inherent uniqueness hails from its breathtaking trails to its beautiful parks and serene natural settings that create a unique sense of community. Mayor Fuller is committed to preserving the life cycle and migration of the Monarch butterfly by educating residents on how to create and maintain healthy habitats with the signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge.

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

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.