Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips has led the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife™ program since 2014,
helping people create habitat where they live, work, play, learn and worship. Garden for Wildlife is
the nation’s oldest and largest Backyard Habitat program spanning four decades and totals
approximately 217,000 Certified Wildlife Habitats® across North America and U.S. Embassies
worldwide. The program includes Community Wildlife Habitats®, Schoolyard Habitats, Sacred
Grounds™, universities, zoos, aquariums, public gardens and even sports stadiums installing
native plants to support pollinators and other wildlife.

Ms. Phillips also coordinates the National Wildlife Federation’s pollinator and monarch strategy
which includes co-founding the National Pollinator Garden Network and co-launching the Million
Pollinator Garden Challenge with over 50 national conservation, garden trade, and federal and
voluntary civics organizations. In addition, she launched and manages NWF’s Butterfly Heroes®
campaign funded by the Disney Conservation Fund which has recruited 150,000 participants
pledged and planting monarch pollinator gardens. She managed NWF’s 3 year MOU with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service to “Save the Monarch” and is a member of the Monarch Joint Venture
steering committee.