The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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City of Merriam

Merriam, KS

Bob Pape


Pledge Summary

Merriam, Kansas is a city in the Kansas City metropolitan area that is committed to contributing to the protection of the Monarch butterfly through proactive initiatives like a Monarch garden and free seed giveaways.

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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.