The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Did Not Report

Pledge Date

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Program Year

2021

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Township of Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains, NJ

Joshua Losardo

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Scotch Plains is a town in New Jersey with approximately 25,000 residents. We are located a few miles from the Watchung Reservation which covers over 2,000 acres and is home to native plants, wildlife and includes an environmental education center that many Scotch Plains residents take advantage of. The Scotch Plains Park System is home to over 10 parks. Scotch Plains has a community garden which has a pollinator garden installed around the perimeter. The Scotch Plains Garden Club is active in town and holds plant exchanges annually. Mayor Losardo of the Township of Scotch plains has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with their signing of the Mayor's Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout the city.

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Action Items Committed for 2021

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.

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.