Mayors' Monarch Pledge

The City began participating in The National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge in 2021, pledging to be a steward for monarch butterflies and all pollinators.

Click here to view the City's Community Profile on The National Wildlife Federation website.  The profile page includes pledge summary, past pledge archive, and Action Item Reports.

City of St. Augustine 2021 Certificate

2022 Initiatives

The City has committed to the following initiatives:

  • Issue a Proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat
  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants
  • Launch or maintain a public communication effort to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.