By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
Concerned over the decline of the monarch butterfly population, Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston will sign a pledge to help restore its habitat and encourage citizens to do the same.
Councilmembers Tuesday authorized Houston to take the pledge, which notes, “We the undersigned Mayors and local government chief executives, are deeply concerned about the decline of the monarch butterfly population. Twenty years ago, more than one billion Eastern monarch butterflies migrated to Mexico. In the winter of 2014, only 60 million made the trip. The North American monarch population has declined by more than 90 percent in the past two decades.”
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