The National Wildlife Federation

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Village of Union

Union, IL

Ian McCartney

Buildings and grounds trustee

Pledge Summary

Union is a small, rural community of around 600 residents located in the southwest corner of McHenry County. The village is surrounded on all sides by farms. We have remained a small community for pretty much the whole of our existence and enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of the village.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • 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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.

Systems Change

  • Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.