The National Wildlife Federation

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Monday, March 20, 2023

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Village of Palos Park

Palos Park , IL

John F. Mahoney


Pledge Summary

The Village of Palos Park is a unique and active community in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago. Residents enjoy a good balance of business, community events, great trails and outdoor recreation nestled in the mist of dense wooded land. The Village is a wonderful place to live and raise a family in a natural environment and the ecosystem is encouraged and respected. The Village has had butterfly and pollinator gardens for several years. We continue to protect and value this aspect of the ecosystem.

Community Spotlight

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.
  • 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

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