The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Program Year

2023

Achievement

Signatories

2023

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Township of Schaumburg

Hoffman Estates , IL

Timothy Heneghan

Supervisor

Pledge Summary

Established April 2nd, 1850, the Township of Schaumburg provides human care services to 140,000 residents in the Illinois villages of Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg and Streamwood. The Township also offers a myriad of social services including, but not limited to, senior, disability and welfare services; local transportation for seniors and people with disabilities; a 100% donation-based food pantry; unincorporated Township road maintenance; passport and notary public services; property and tax assessment assistance; Deaf services; as well as general information and referral services. In addition, we also partner to provide veterans services, youth and family services and nursing consultations. We are committed to doing our part to save the monarchs and are excited to work with the community.

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.
  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • Launch or maintain a public communication effort to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods. (If you have community members who speak a language other than English, we encourage you to also communicate in that language; Champion Pledges must communicate in that language.)

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a monarch butterfly festival that is accessible to all residents in the community and promotes monarch and pollinator conservation, as well as cultural awareness and recognition.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.