The National Wildlife Federation

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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City of Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook, AL

Stewart Welch


Pledge Summary

Mountain Brook is a city in central Alabama, a picturesque place known for its winding, forested roads and park-like setting; a vision of its original developer Robert Jemison, Jr. and landscape architect Warren H. Manning. Among other "green" initiatives supported by Mayor Welch, he has committed to participate in efforts to save the Monarch Butterfly and support all pollinator habitats by signing the Mayor's Monarch Pledge. He looks forward to engaging the Mountain Brook community in the city's efforts to bolster the pollinator ecosystems of Alabama.

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Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with city parks and recreation, public works, sustainability, and other relevant staff to identify opportunities to revise and maintain mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs.

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.

Systems Change

  • Launch, expand, or continue an effort to change municipal planting ordinances and practices to include more native milkweed and native nectar producing plants at city properties.