The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Friday, March 31, 2023

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Borough of Bridgeville

Bridgeville, PA

Betty Copeland


Pledge Summary

The Borough of Bridgeville is a small town nestled in southwest Pennsylvania with approximately 5,300 residents. Close to Pittsburgh, it is a wonderful town for young professionals, growing families and empty nesters. The walkable 1.1 square mile community holds three public parks, an active Main Street, an emerging arts scene and pockets of open areas ideal for monarch and pollinator gardens. Mayor Copeland has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with the signing of the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge and she knows that others in the community will commit to the building of pollinator habitat within our vibrant, little community.

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Action Items Committed for 2023

Communications and Convening

  • Issue a Proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Convert vacant lots to monarch habitat.

Systems Change

  • Increase the percentage of native plants, shrubs and trees that must be used in city landscaping ordinances and encourage use of milkweed, where appropriate.