Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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Action Item Report
Action Items Committed for 2023
- Issue a Proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for 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.)
- Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar producing plants in community gardens.
- Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants in medians and public rights-of-way.
- Integrate monarch butterfly conservation into the city’s Park Master Plan, Sustainability Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan or other city plans.
- Increase the percentage of native plants, shrubs and trees that must be used in city landscaping ordinances and encourage use of milkweed, where appropriate.
- Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.
- Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).
Past Pledge Archive
|Mayor Name||Program Year||Pledge Date||Achievement|
|Mayor of Grayslake Rhett Taylor||2023||1/4/2023||View Pledge|
|Mayor Rhett Taylor||2022||4/1/2022||View Pledge|
|Mayor Rhett Taylor||2021||3/10/2021||View Pledge|