The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Did Not Report

Pledge Date

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Program Year

2021

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City of League City

League City, TX

Pat Hallisey

Mayor

Pledge Summary

League City is a waterfront community nestled along the shores of Clear Creek in Galveston County, Texas with a 2021 population of approximately 110,467. It is located in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area with close proximity to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. League City is home to the South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center, Butler Longhorn Museum, and two regional parks (Challenger 7 Memorial Park and Walter Hall Park). Additionally, there are 15 City parks, including the 148 acre Clear Creek Nature Center. The City is part of the Great Texas Birding Trail with three birding sites on the Clear Lake Loop. League City has begun efforts to save our State insect, the Monarch Butterfly, and other pollinators by signing the pledge, as well as becoming a Bee City USA affiliate, to encourage our citizens to provide pollinators with a healthy habitat throughout the City.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.
  • Earn or maintain recognition for being a wildlife-friendly city by participating in other wildlife and habitat conservation efforts (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program).
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.

Systems Change

  • Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).
  • Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.
  • Launch, expand, or continue one or more ordinances to reduce light pollution to benefit urban wildlife.