The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Program Year

2021

Achievement

Signatories

2021

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City of Boerne

Boerne, TX

Tim Handren

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Boerne located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country is home to just under 20,000. The Boerne Park's and Recreation Department along with several wonderful community partners, The Cibolo Center for Conservation, and the local Boerne Chapter of The Native Plant Society, are teaming up with Mayor Tim Handren to take the Monarch Pledge.

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Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.
  • 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.
  • Host or support a monarch neighborhood challenge to engage neighborhoods and homeowners' associations within the community to increase awareness, support community unity around a common mission, and/or create habitat for the monarch butterfly.