The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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City of Woodstock

Woodstock, IL

Michael Turner


Pledge Summary

Woodstock Illinois is home to about 25,000 residents and is located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Mayor Turner committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by signing the Mayors' Monarch Pledge on February 15, 2022. The City of Woodstock, alongside it's residents and environmental ambassadors, look forward to engaging, educating, and advocating for more pollinator habitats throughout the city.

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Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • 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

  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.