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Bexar County Embraces Mayor’s Monarch Butterfly Pledge

Bexar County Commissioners’ Court reinforced San Antonio’s status as the only Monarch Butterfly Champion City in the country Tuesday by issuing a proclamation pledging to work alongside the city and its partners on the National Wildlife Federation‘s (NWF) Mayor’s Monarch Pledge to increase pollinator habitat. Mayor Ivy Tyler signed the NWF pledge to increase pollinator habitat on […]

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McAllen Joins San Antonio as NWF Monarch Butterfly Champion City

Move over, San Antonio. There’s another Mayor’s Monarch Champion City in the state – McAllen. McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, citing San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor as “an inspiration,” became the second mayor in the country to make his city a National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Monarch Butterfly Champion City. Darling made the announcement this week at the September […]

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San Antonio Plots Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan

When San Antonio became the first Monarch Butterfly Champion City in December, people in the conservation community outside the city limits took notice. Mayor Ivy Taylor was the first mayor in the country to commit to all 24 recommendations on the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge action item list to increase Monarch butterfly and pollinator habitat in […]

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NWF Names San Antonio First Monarch Butterfly Champion City

Mayor Ivy Taylor signed the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Mayor’s Monarch Pledge this week, making San Antonio the first city in the country to become a Monarch Champion in the national campaign to encourage mayors and local governments to increase Monarch butterfly and pollinator habitat. The Mayor issued a proclamation announcing the initiative Wednesday evening at […]

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Todos Somos Mariposas: Connecting International Monarch Butterfly Advocates

David Romero’s connection with the Monarch butterfly runs deep. His home state of Michoacán in Mexico is a place that leaves many visitors in awe of its beauty. But beyond its Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range and the miles of crystal blue coastline, Romero more deeply connects with the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World […]

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State Comptroller Updates on Monarch Butterfly Research, ESA Status

Nearly 35 people attended the second Monarch Butterfly Task Force meeting in Austin on Thursday, Dec. 17, to hear the State Comptroller’s office updates on the status of research and assessing whether or not to recommend the Monarch butterfly be listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. In Texas, the Comptroller’s office oversees the Interagency Task Force on […]

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Reimagining the San Antonio River’s South Channel

Lincoln St. George is praying for a freeze. As San Antonio’s downtown operations manager, St. George, 54, oversees maintenance and landscaping of the San Antonio River.  A freeze would really help with one big item looming on his staff’s to-do list: removal of dense stands of Elephant Ears, Colocasia esculenta, an invasive aquatic plant that has colonized the […]