Mayor’s Monarch Initiative Reestablishes Value in Restoring & Creating Habitats
Mar 15, 2017 05:19PM
● By Melanie Heisinger
We've written a few articles highlighting local events that have happened in the area related to this pledge, as well as a few tips and tricks for creating your own sanctuaries. Visit this page to find these articles.
This initiative has had such an impact on the local area that an event, Flight of the Monarch, has emerged in celebration of the butterfly. Over 6,000 people attended the event in 2016!
We were curious about this progressive pledge and reached out to Mae Smith, the Administrative Supervisor and Coordinator for the Flight of the Monarch event, as well as the Mayors Monarch pledge. Mae answered a few questions for us about the initiative, as well as a few ways that we all can get involved.
Tell us a little bit about the Mayor’s Monarch Initiative. What does it entail?Last year, the Wildlife Federation asked Mayors across the nation to commit to saving the Monarch Butterfly by restoring habitats and educating our citizens to help us in this effort.
Mayor Jensen accepted, pledging to complete eight action items in the city. We are required to report back or progress throughout the year.
We completed our task last year with a celebration at the Flight of the Monarch. We continue our efforts to educate citizens by creating small butterfly habitats in their own back yard.
Is there anything that we can do to help the initiative?
The library is hosting an event highlighting this initiative! What can someone expect if they attend?I will be there sharing information about the Mayors Monarch pledge and invite everyone to join us in this effort. I will bring butterfly seed packets and information on how to get started. It will be a great time!
(Learn more here.)
How people can get involved?
Learn about the Mayor’s Monarch Initiative and which plants the butterflies love at the Spring Garden Gathering Sat., March 18 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 901 Conover Dr... Read More »
What do you do to help the Mayor with his pledge? Let us know in the comments!