The National Wildlife Federation

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

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Edgerton, WI

Christopher Lund


Pledge Summary

Pledge Summary: Edgerton is an established community (population 5,945) with a rich history and strong community spirit. Located in the fast growing I-90 corridor amid the rolling countryside of South-Central Wisconsin Edgerton is home to 14 parks & recreational areas, 1 golf course and tons of gardens (including a community garden) where pollinators are all welcomed. Since 2021, Mayor Christopher Lund of Edgerton, Wisconsin has committed to save the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by signing of the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Chris looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitat throughout the city.

Community Spotlight


New Monarch Station Arrives!

Edgerton Librarian Kirsten Almo & Mayor Christopher Lund pose in front of the NEW Monarch Station!


Chrysalis "Tree" at the Edgerton Public Library

In its inaugural year (2022) 36 monarchs were hand raised & released at the Edgerton Public Library!


FREE Milkweed Stand!

Native & Local Grown milkweed seedlings can be picked up for FREE in Edgerton, WI from early June until early August!


Learn about Monarchs!

The 1st Monarch Program hosted at the Edgerton Public Library was held on July 12, 2022!


It all starts with a child ...

In 2021 Pearl Ainsworth at the age of 4 hand raised 73 monarchs at her home in Pewaukee, WI. Pearl is the granddaughter of John & Lori Ainsworth.


Get your community involved

In 2022 Lori Ainsworth took her monarch passion to the next level by putting in place a monarch station at the Edgerton Library where 36 monarchs were raised. Lori also adopted out 107 chrysalides to help grow the passion to SAVE our MONARCHS!

Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • 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.)

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.