In 2017 the Mayor of Covington signed a proclamation to participate in the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Throughout the United States, local government officials are taking action to help save the monarch butterfly. By taking the pledge, the City is committing to restoring habitat and encouraging its’ residents to do the same through education as to how they can make a difference.

To read the article on the Mayors Monarch Pledge proclamation click, HERE.

To find out more information about the pledge click, HERE.

Need plants and to get your garden certified as a monarch waystation? 

  • Monarchwatch.org- Has general information about how to get your garden certified as well as resources for plants.
  • Local nurseries in the area often carry milkweed and a variety of pollinator plants.

How can you get involved?

  • Residents can help the monarchs by creating their own garden in their backyard or by volunteering for planting days and maintenance in City parks.
  • Keep Covington Beautiful has a program called Adopt-a-Spot. Residents can register a spot which can be something they create or something already existing. They adopt the spot as their own and maintain it by checking on it once a week.
  • Volunteer Opportunities-This spring the city is planting 3 gardens in parks throughout the city that need volunteers
    • Randoplh Park- April 27th as part of Great American Cleanup
    • Peaselburg Park- TBD
    • Hands Pike Park-TBD

    For more information on when the plantings occur and how to help contact the recreation office at 859-292-2151.