The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Program Year

2022

Achievement

Signatories

2022

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Village of Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs, OH

Pam Conine

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio--population 3700--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 467 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 for the 3rd year 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 student research assistant and 2022 YSHS graduate, Eliza Gilchrist.

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Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with developers, planners, landscape architects, and other community leaders and organizers engaged in planning processes to identify opportunities to create monarch habitat.
  • 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

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