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Thursday, March 16, 2023

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City of Gentry


Kevin Johnston


Pledge Summary

The city of Gentry is a small town with a population of approximately 5,000. The City is located in beautiful and thriving Northwest Arkansas. Our community and region strives to provide outdoor opportunities for our residents and visitors. Mayor Johnston of Gentry, Arkansas has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with the signing of the Mayors' Monarch Pledge. The City looks forward to educating and engaging residents on the opportunities to provide pollinator habitat.

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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.
  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.