The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Program Year

2023

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Village of Tarrytown

Tarrytown, NY

Karen Brown

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The Village of Tarrytown is a Hudson River waterfront community approximately 5.7 square miles in area, with over 250 acres of park land and open space. The Village Parks Department and the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council have been working in partnership in recent years to increase the number of pollinator-friendly planting spaces in public areas, from new beds in local parks, to plantings outside municipal buildings, to pollinator patches in tree wells along primary thoroughfares. In addition, the Village has supported the educational efforts of the Environmental Advisory Council to help residents and their children to learn about pollinator-friendly planting for their private yards and gardens.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Launch or maintain a public communication effort to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods. (If you have community members who speak a language other than English, we encourage you to also communicate in that language; Champion Pledges must communicate in that language.)

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar producing plants in community gardens.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitats for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.