1500 Marilla St
Dallas, TX 75201
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and City of Dallas staff from the Office of Environmental Quality and Dallas Park and Recreation Department, along with partners from Texas Discovery Gardens and the North Texas Master Naturalists, invite you to attend the dedication of the new Mayor’s Pollinator Garden at Dallas City Hall, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The event is scheduled to begin at noon, upon City Council recess from morning session, on the south side of the City Hall lobby. Food trucks will be available for attendees to purchase lunch.
This garden, brought to life through the generosity of Texas Discovery Gardens, with help from City staff and the careful tending by the Master Naturalists, serves to help raise awareness of the decline in pollinator populations across Texas and the United States.
The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge
Last year, Mayor Rawlings took the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge and tasked City staff to explore ways to help increase the amount of monarch butterfly-friendly habitats in Dallas to aid this delicate creature during its seasonal migrations. Monarch populations have steadily declined over recent decades due to a loss of native feeding and nesting grounds. Where once the sky was full of this delicate insect, now fewer and fewer monarchs are seen each year due to deforestation in their winter-grounds and the replacement of lush, nectar-rich feeding grounds across their migratory routes.
With the dedication of this garden, and the construction of countless others across the city, Mayor Rawlings hopes to welcome back the monarch butterfly and all the pollinators in our ecosystem to Dallas’s new butterfly-byways.
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