The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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City of Pontiac, IL

Pontiac, IL

William Alvey


Pledge Summary

Pontiac, IL is a city in central Illinois with a population of 11,000. The city is located on Historic Route 66 and welcomes thousands of visitors each year. We are proud of the welcome we give our human visitors and want to extend that same welcome to the monarch butterflies whose migration patterns travel over our community. Mayor Alvey and the city staff are dedicated to stopping the decline of our state insect by signing the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge and creating pollinator habitats throughout the community.

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Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.

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.
  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants in medians and public rights-of-way.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.