The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Program Year

2023

Achievement

Signatories

2023

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City of Prairie Village

Prairie Village, KS

Eric Mikkelson

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Prairie Village is a city in Johnson County, Kansas located in the heart of the Kansas City Metro region. With more than a dozen parks, green space is important to the City and it's more than 22,000 residents. Mayor Eric Mikkelson, with the support and guidance of the Prairie Village Environmental Committee, is taking the Monarch Pledge again in 2023, reaffirming the City's commitment to saving monarchs and other pollinators.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

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 Homeowners Associations (HOAs), Community Associations or neighborhood organizations to identify opportunities to plant monarch gardens and revise maintenance and mowing programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.)

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.