The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Monday, February 22, 2021

Program Year

2021

Achievement

Signatories

2021

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Village of Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs, OH

Pam Conine

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio--population 3700 plus--is located in SW Ohio. Home of Antioch College, we are 20 minutes east of Dayton and a quick hour west of Columbus. Glen Helen, a 1000 acre nature preserve with over 21 miles of hiking trails along with creeks and waterways that feed into the Little Miami River, runs the length of the village and connects to the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and John Bryan State Park. Yellow Springs has a Wildlife Habitat Community public Facebook page with 367 members--check us out! Many villagers are re-wilding their properties under the leadership of our village Environmental Commission and NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat signs dot village yards. Mayor Pam is happy to add the Mayors' Monarch Pledge to our village efforts in support of increasing habitats for Monarchs and other pollinators. Pictured below Mayor Pam takes a walk in the Yellow Springs Women’s Park with YSHS student research assistant, Eliza Gilchrist.

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Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.
  • 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

  • Earn or maintain recognition for being a wildlife-friendly city by participating in other wildlife and habitat conservation efforts (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program).
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.