The National Wildlife Federation

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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City of Verona

Verona, WI

Luke Diaz


Pledge Summary

Verona, WI is a quickly growing community within the Greater-Madison area. The community has experienced rapid growth over the past decade, but continues to work towards conserving and protecting our areas natural assets. Mayor Diaz along with City Staff have committed to saving the monarch butterfly population, and had made great strides over the years to improve biodiversity within the community.

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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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

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