The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Did Not Report

Pledge Date

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Program Year

2021

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Toms River Township

Toms River, NJ

Maurice B. Mill,JR.

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The Commission will be preparing a packet to handout to the community at local events. We are purchasing butterfly friendly bushes to plant at our local community garden. We also plan on holding a local pollination day to discuss the Monarch Butterfly and its important to the Environment.

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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.
  • 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 developers, planners, landscape architects, and other community leaders and organizers engaged in planning processes to identify opportunities to create monarch habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.