The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Did Not Report

Pledge Date

Monday, February 1, 2021

Program Year

2021

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Village of Flossmoor

Flossmoor, IL

Paul Braun

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Designed as an escape from bustling city life, Flossmoor is a small town with tree-lined streets, sprawling green spaces and peaceful, tight-knit neighborhoods, just a stone's throw from the city of Chicago and all it offers. Flossmoor, a community of approximately 9,400 residents, is anchored by a quaint downtown with locally owned small businesses. The Flossmoor Green Commission provides information and events for households in Flossmoor to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Among other initiatives, the Green Commission oversees the Flossmoor Seed Library, which encourages residents to share seed from native plants, and is promoting the restoration of monarch butterfly habitat.

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Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • 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.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.