The National Wildlife Federation

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Friday, March 24, 2023

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Charter Township of West Bloomfield

Charter Township of West Bloomfield, MI

Steven Kaplan

Township Supervisor

Pledge Summary

West Bloomfield Township is a bedroom community in Oakland County, Michigan, consisting of approximately 66,000 residents. There are 28 lakes in the Township, more than any other community in this county, in addition to many protected woodlands and wetlands. The Township has many ordinances in place to protect the environmental features of the area, and we value the natural beauty of the community. Many families enjoy walking, jogging, or biking on our bike pathway system, and our parks are top notch.

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Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with city parks and recreation, public works, sustainability, and other relevant staff to identify opportunities to revise and maintain mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitats for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • 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.

Systems Change

  • Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).