The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Thursday, March 31, 2022

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Village of Bull Valley

Bull Valley, IL

Emily Berendt

Village President

Pledge Summary

The Village of Bull Valley is a small village of 1128 residents, centrally located in McHenry County. A glacial topography, abundant hardwood trees along rural-style roads, and large open spaces with a country feel are characteristics of the Village and evidence of the Village's collective commitment to natural resource protection. The Mayor's Monarch Pledge is a perfect opportunity to expand that commitment to include native pollinators and the native plants they need to thrive.

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Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • 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

  • 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

  • Launch, expand, or continue one or more ordinances to reduce light pollution to benefit urban wildlife.