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National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Update

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge is a dynamic initiative that engages cities and communities in the conservation of the monarch butterfly, an iconic species facing alarming declines in population. The deadline has been extended to April 30, so you still have time to reach out to your local mayor to get your community involved.

Launched in 2015, the program has seen hundreds of mayors and local leaders commit to creating habitats and educating the public to support these vital pollinators. Participants pledge to undertake specific conservation actions, ranging from planting native milkweed and nectar plants to modifying mowing schedules to protect butterfly breeding grounds. The pledge not only fosters local environmental stewardship but also unites communities across North America, Canada, and Mexico in a shared mission to safeguard the monarch butterfly for future generations. If you want to get your mayor involved, visit Engage Your Mayor (