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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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City of Anna

Anna, TX

Nate Pike


Pledge Summary

The City of Anna, Texas serves as the gateway or front porch of Collin County. As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Anna is a full service community with over 21,000 neighbors. When first platted in 1883 Anna had a population of 22 stores, a steam gristmill, post-office and church. By the early 2000s the population rose to a few thousand people looking for an affordable place to call home. Maintaining a hometown feel despite our rapid growth requires a commitment to maintaining flora and fauna. The City of Anna is committed to promoting the cause of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with the signing of the Mayor's Monarch Pledge.

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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.
  • Issue a Proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.