The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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Town of Bourne

Bourne, MA

Marlene McCollem

Town Administrator

Pledge Summary

The Town of Bourne is located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with a population of just more than 20,000 residents. The Town contains more than 50-miles of shoreline, hosts the Cape Cod Canal and both of the bridges that links the Cape to the mainland. The Town has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with their signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging residents and visitors in building pollinator pathways throughout the Town and larger region.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.
  • Engage with developers, planners, landscape architects, and other community leaders and organizers engaged in planning processes to identify opportunities to create monarch 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.