The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Did Not Report

Pledge Date

Friday, April 29, 2022

Program Year

2022

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City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Aftab Pureval

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Cincinnati has approximately 301,000 citizens. Cincinnati Parks manages five regional parks, 70 neighborhood parks, 34 natural areas, five nature centers, an arboretum, a plant conservatory, nine scenic overlooks, 50 miles of hiking and bridle trails and more. The city has already worked hard throughout these parks to provide pollinator habitat. We are committed to working towards monarch conservation and will work with local non-profits such as Queen City Pollinator Project to meet and exceed pledge requirements for education and planting, as well as monarch tracking with Journey North.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • 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.
  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.
  • 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

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Launch or maintain an outdoor education program(s) (e.g., at schools, after-school programs, community centers and groups) that builds awareness and creates habitat by engaging students, educators, and the community in planting native milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program and Monarch Mission curriculum).
  • Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.