The National Wildlife Federation

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Monday, April 15, 2024

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Village of Oakwood Hills

Oakwood Hills, IL

Chad Rider


Pledge Summary

The Village of Oakwood HIlls is a small community of approximately 2000 residents. We have a committee of elected officials that are responsible for our local park. Through volunteers there is a butterfly garden located in our park which is regularly maintained.

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Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • 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

  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.