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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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City of Chesterfield

Chesterfield, MO

Bob Nation


Pledge Summary

Chesterfield, Missouri is a city in the St. Louis area. Our population is approximately 50,000. The city is located in west St. Louis County, with rolling, wooded hills and the Chesterfield valley lying next to the Missouri River. We value our parks, open space, and community gardens. Mayor Nation of Chesterfield, Missouri has committed to saving the monarch butterfly and other pollinators with his signing of the Mayors' Monarch Pledge. He looks forward to engaging residents, through the efforts of the Chesterfield Citizens' Environmental Advisory Committee, in building more pollinator habitat in our city.

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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.
  • Engage with Homeowners Associations (HOAs), Community Associations or neighborhood organizations to identify opportunities to plant monarch gardens and revise maintenance and mowing programs.
  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.
  • Earn or maintain recognition for being a wildlife-friendly city by participating in other wildlife and habitat conservation efforts (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program).