Keep Scottsdale Beautiful has been working with the Mayor of Scottsdale and his assistant for the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge. On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 the Scottsdale City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 11687 authorizing Scottsdale to sign the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. During the City Council meeting, two of the Council Members approached us to tell us how excited they are that we are bringing this initiative to Scottsdale. The Mayor’s office has sent us a draft proclamation to review, after which the proclamation will be officially signed by the mayor. We will be working with the City of Scottsdale to establish more pollinator gardens around the city.
Keep Scottsdale Beautiful will also be working with the Scott Foundation to create a pollinator garden at their new location which will become an interactive outdoor environmental education center for young people in the foster care system. With a focus on developing inner wealth, the Scott Foundation invests in the future of Arizona foster kids who wish to make the world better than they found it. The new environmental education center will have a pollinator garden, an edible classroom with U-shaped raised beds, a fruit & nut tree orchard, a pond for wildlife, rain barrel water collection, and outdoor mobile kitchens. The students will be an active part of creating this new center.
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• Brad Newton, the president of Keep Scottsdale Beautiful, speaking in front of Scottsdale City Council before they unanimously voted to approve Resolution 11687 authorizing Scottsdale to sign the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge.
• Board members of Keep Scottsdale Beautiful after the City Council voted to approve for Scottsdale to sign the NWF Mayors’ Monarch Pledge.
• The location at the new center for the Scott Foundation environmental education center where Keep Scottsdale Beautiful will be creating a pollinator garden.