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Carbondale signs a pledge to help save the Monarch butterfly

A photo showing Monarchs flying above the Monarch pledge
City of Carbondale (provided)

The City of Carbondale has pledged to protect monarch butterflies and other pollinators by signing the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge.

The City has committed to:

  • Protecting pollinators in southern Illinois
  • Raising awareness the pollinator decline
  • Reviewing the City code to encourage pollinator-supportive landscapes
  • Correcting landscape maintenance practices that harm pollinators
  • Creating a community "pollinator yards" pilot program to educate and support planting pollinator-supportive landscapes.

Carbondale joins a North American network of cities working to create habitat in public parks, public landscaping, vacant lots, roadsides, medians, green roofs, backyard gardens and open spaces throughout the community.

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