The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Complete

Pledge Date

Monday, March 1, 2021

Program Year

2021

Achievement

Signatories

2021

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Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District

Round Rock , TX

Shean Dalton

General Manager

Pledge Summary

Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District is a Central Texas Community of approximately 25,000 residents. The District has a network of parks, trails, environmental preserves, landscaping, and a beautiful Community Center Garden. As part of the Brushy Creek Life, the District, the Board of Directors, and the General Manager have committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with their signing of the Mayors' monarch pledge and looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout the District.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2021

Communications and Convening

  • 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.)
  • 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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • 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.

Systems Change

  • Launch, expand, or continue an effort to change municipal planting ordinances and practices to include more native milkweed and native nectar producing plants at city properties.