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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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City of Herculaneum

Herculaneum, MO

Bill Haggard


Pledge Summary

Herculaneum, Missouri, is a small city of 4,644 residents (2020 census) located in Jefferson County, Missouri, about 30 miles south of St. Louis. The city is located along the Mississippi River to the east and is "split" by Interstate 55. Mayor Haggard has committed to helping save the Monarch butterfly and other pollinators with the signing of the Mayors' Monarch Pledge. He will encourage residents to take part in the building of Monarch habitats through the city.

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Action Items Committed for 2022

Communications and Convening

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

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.
  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.