The National Wildlife Federation

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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City of Grosse Pointe Park

Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Michele Hodges


Pledge Summary

Grosse Pointe Park is a city bordering Detroit (largest city in Michigan,) with a population of 11,555. The city boasts two lovely waterfront parks. The waterway is part of Lake St. Clair. Grosse Pointe Park took the pledge and earned Leadership Circle status in 2016 under Mayor Robert Denner. Michele Hodges, current Mayor of GPP, has wholeheartedly committed to continuing this effort to protect, and spread awareness about the decline of, the Monarch Butterfly.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar producing plants in community gardens.