The National Wildlife Federation

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

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City of Opelika

Opelika, AL

Gary Fuller


Pledge Summary

Our city embodies a rich history built on the foundations of hard work and dedication, where the echoes of our industrial past harmonize with the aspirations of our forward-thinking community. From our bustling downtown, alive with entrepreneurial spirit and cultural vibrancy, to our commitment to preserving green spaces and nurturing a sense of belonging, Opelika thrives as a beacon of authenticity and inclusivity. With a steadfast focus on education, innovation, and environmental stewardship, we embrace the future while honoring our roots, ensuring that Opelika remains a place where both tradition and progress flourish harmoniously. Through our pledge, we plan to issue a proclamation, launch a pr campaign to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens, plant or maintain a monarch or pollinator-friendly demonstration garden, plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants and display educational signs at monarch gardens.

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Action Items Committed for 2024

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.
  • 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.)

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.
  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.