The National Wildlife Federation

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Friday, March 24, 2023

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City of Missouri City

Missouri City, TX

Robin Elackatt


Pledge Summary

The City of Missouri City is a suburb of 75,000 residents in the Greater Houston Metro Area. Through our robust Parks and Recreation programs and community partnerships, we have achieved certification as a Platinum Scenic City in the state of Texas. Mayor Robin Elackatt’s signing of the Mayors Monarch Pledge makes official the city’s existing commitment to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. We also are stepping up our efforts by partnering with the WIDE School here in Missouri City, which has established a Monarch Butterfly Waystation. Together, we will continue to educate and encourage residents to plant more milkweed and other plants native to this region of Texas, as well as building more pollinator habitats throughout our City.

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.)
  • 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.
  • 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).