The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Monday, March 20, 2023

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Village of La Grange

La Grange, IL

Mark Kuchler


Pledge Summary

The Village of La Grange (pop. 16,321) is a vibrant community supported by excellent Police, Fire, Public Works, Community Development, Finance and Administrative services. With walkable and charming neighborhoods, a robust downtown, over 50 diverse restaurants, numerous independent and national retailers, and a convenient location at the crossroads of La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue, and the Metra BNSF line, La Grange is a destination for food, fun, and entertainment in the western suburbs of Chicago. President Kuchler and the La Grange Village Board support the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and together with community partners will work towards creating more pollinator habitat throughout the Village.

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Action Items Committed for 2023

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.)
  • 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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.