Located in the heart of the growing Dallas-Fort Worth region, the City of Irving is home to 239,798 residents and 8,500 local and international companies. Irving's Think Green...Be Green program offers residents and businesses the resources and opportunities to learn about sustainability and environmental topics. Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer is supportive of the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge and is looking forward to creating a more pollinator-friendly community.
Communications and Convening
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.)
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.
Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.