The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Program Year

2022

Achievement

Signatories

2022

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Brackenridge Borough

Brackenridge, PA

Lindsay Fraser

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Brackenridge is a small town about twenty minutes northeast of Pittsburgh, PA; the gem of the Allegheny. Mayor Lindsay Fraser has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by the signing of this pledge and promotion of pollinator habitats in community and school gardens and green spaces in the community.

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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.
  • 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).
  • 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.