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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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City of Perris

Perris, CA

Michael Vargas


Pledge Summary

Perris is a city in Southern California with a population of roughly 80,000 diverse residents. The city is home to twenty-five wonderful parks and now twenty-one satellite community gardens. Mayor Vargas is happy to take the Mayors' Monarch Pledge and join other elected officials on educating residents about how they can make a difference at home and in their community for monarchs and all pollinators.

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

  • Launch or maintain an outdoor education program(s) (e.g., at schools, after-school programs, community centers and groups) that builds awareness and creates habitat by engaging students, educators, and the community in planting native milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Schoolyard Habitats program and Monarch Mission curriculum).