This article is reprinted in part from MJV News posted October 6, 2017:
“Yesterday, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation released its grant slate for this year’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund. The Fund awarded 23 grants for $3.7 million with an additional $5.8 in matching contributions, generating more than $9 million for conservation. Of those awarded, several projects highlight the work of Monarch Joint Venture partners….
The Foundation’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monsanto, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. This is the third year the Fund has awarded projects.
The 2017 awards will support efforts that increase the quality, quantity and connectivity of monarch breeding and overwintering habitat and enhance organizational capacity. Collectively, this year these projects will:
- Restore and enhance more than 43,000 acres
- Collect more than 2,800 pounds of milkweed and other native forb seed
- Propagate 131,000 native plant seedlings
- Host approximately 210 workshops or webinars
To read about the specific projects, see the full award announcement and project descriptions here.”
Be sure to check with grant recipients in your state to see how you or your organization can become involved.