This is part of the article from NWWF New Releases:
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $1.7 million in grants to conserve monarch butterflies and other insect pollinators in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The grants were awarded through the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund (Pollinator Fund), a partnership between NFWF, Bayer Crop Science, Shell Oil Company, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The projects supported by the 13 grants will increase the quality and quantity of pollinator habitat for monarch butterflies, rusty patched bumblebees, and other native pollinators. The projects will also enhance outreach and organizational coordination. Collectively, the funded projects will:
- Restore and enhance more than 32,000 acres of pollinator habitat.
- Collect more than 200 pounds of milkweed seed.
- Propagate more than 19,000 milkweed seedlings.
- Host more than 160 workshops and meetings that advance pollinator conservation.
A complete list of the 2020 grants made through the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund is available here. The grants included $100,000 for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (MRFW) and $99,996 for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Reach out to the NRFW and WDNR for grants.
A short video about the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund can be viewed here.