The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Thursday, April 29, 2021

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City of Prairie Village

Prairie Village, KS

Eric Mikkelson


Pledge Summary

Prairie Village, Kansas is an inner-ring suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area with a population of approximately 22,000. The city sits just inside of the Kansas state line. Known for its prominent tree canopy and many parks, Prairie Village has always focused on promoting its environment for the betterment of and enjoyment by the public. As a continuation to these efforts, Mayor Mikkelson, in partnership with the City's Environmental Committee, is committing to expand our efforts in this space by signing the Mayor's Monarch Pledge to protect monarchs, local pollinators, and their habitats in our city.

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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 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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

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

Systems Change

  • Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).