The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Friday, February 3, 2023

Program Year

2023

Achievement

Signatories

2023

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Lorain

Lorain, OH

Jack Bradley

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Lorain planted its first pollinator garden last year across from City hall. We then formed public private partnerships with 12 businesses and nonprofits to add 12 more pollinator gardens throughout our City. We also provided American Rescue Funds to the Little Lighthouse Daycare program to add a pollinator garden and nature area next to their facility.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

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.
  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.
  • 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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Convert vacant lots to monarch habitat.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.