The National Wildlife Federation

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Friday, February 24, 2023

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City of College Park

College Park, MD

Patrick Wojahn


Pledge Summary

The City of College Park, Maryland is located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD with a population of about 30,000. It is home to the University of Maryland, College Park campus. College Park has received Bee City USA affiliate status, and has a dedicated committee focused on the conservation & protection of pollinators. The Bee City committee works to educate the public about the plight of pollinators and increase awareness of their ecological importance especially in urban areas. The committee is undertaking initiatives to engage residents in a No Mow Month to help early season pollinators as well as renovating existing plantings to incorporate more pollinator friendly native plants. Committee members are developing partnerships with other nearby jurisdictions to implement pollinator corridors in the metropolitan area.


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

Systems Change

  • Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.