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Pledge Date

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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City of Rogers

Rogers , AR

Greg Hines


Pledge Summary

Rogers, established 1881, is located in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. The City of Rogers is approximately 39 square miles with 71,000 residents. The City of Rogers has 400 acres of park land, containing 24 parks, a skate and splash park, 26 athletic fields, and over 70 miles of Greenways and Trails. The City of Rogers is committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with the signing of the Mayor's Monarch Pledge. The City of Rogers has partnerships with NWA Master Naturalists and the Garden Club of Rogers to help build and maintain pollinator habitat throughout the city.

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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.
  • 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.