The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Friday, March 31, 2023

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Town of Bristol

Bristol, RI

Steven Contente

Town Administrator

Pledge Summary

Bristol, Rhode Island is nestled between the Narragansett and Mt. Hope Bay with a population of roughly 22,000. Bristol serves as the hub for activity in the East Bay region. Each year, visitors from around the world are drawn to Bristol for its historic sites, community events and scenic coastline and parks. Town Administrator, Steve Contente, has committed to saving the monarch butterflies and other pollinators with his signing of the Mayor's Pledge and looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitats throughout the town.

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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.