The National Wildlife Federation

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Monday, March 6, 2023

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Easthampton, MA

Nicole LaChapelle


Pledge Summary

Easthampton, MA, is a small city of 16,000, nestled in Western MA's Pioneer Valley. The City Council is in the midst of creating ordinances to support the City's becoming a pollinator city. Additionally, my administration is doing a comprehensive Climate Action Plan to inform action steps the City and residents can take toward monarch and pollinator conversation as well as decarbonization actions.

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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.

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.

Systems Change

  • Integrate monarch butterfly conservation into the city’s Park Master Plan, Sustainability Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan or other city plans.