The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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City of La Crosse

La Crosse, WI

Mitch Reynolds


Pledge Summary

La Crosse is a city in west-central Wisconsin with a population of roughly 50,000. La Crosse is located in the Driftless Area which is a region that was unaffected by glacial drift. La Crosse is home to a 1,000-acre marsh and Grandad Park which is located in the vast and beautiful bluff lands of the area. Any and all pollinators are extremely important to La Crosse due to its large outdoor recreation opportunities. Mayor Reynolds of La Crosse, WI has committed to saving the Monarch butterfly and other pollinators with his signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitats throughout the city.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Issue a Proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.