The National Wildlife Federation

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Friday, March 25, 2022

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Malibu, CA

Bruce Silverstein


Pledge Summary

Malibu is a unique land and marine environment and residential community whose citizens have historically evidenced a commitment to sacrifice urban and suburban conveniences to protect that environment and lifestyle and to preserve unaltered natural resources and rural characteristics. Since its incorporation in 1991, the City of Malibu has worked tirelessly, to uphold this founding vision. The City has built three stormwater treatment facilities to improve local water quality. Multiple pollinator gardens have been planted and only native plants are installed on City-owned properties. The City's policies continue to promote green building, native landscaping, and recycled water reuse to preserve Malibu's unique natural environment. The City of Malibu has adopted a progressive Earth Friendly Management Program as well as a Dark Sky Ordinance which sets the City above others in its dedication to Monarchs and the local natural ecosystem as a whole.

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Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.

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.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Systems Change

  • Reduce or eliminate the use of herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals that are harmful to monarchs and pollinators and urban wildlife.
  • Launch, expand, or continue one or more ordinances to reduce light pollution to benefit urban wildlife.