Monarch Joint Venture has joined forces with the National Recreation and Park Association to develop the Parks for Monarchs campaign. What a perfect partnership!
Many of our USA parks are developed for the purpose of preserving and restoring natural landscapes to conserve habitat for wildlife and to provide a sense of place for humans. Parks seem like they would be the ideal place to provide habitat for monarch butterflies, and pollinators. Armed with the federal mandate to increase pollinator habitat, the goals of this partnership surely will be successful.
Developed for this campaign, the booklet Parks for Monarchs: A Resource Guide for Monarch Conservation is filled with everything you’d want to know about monarch butterflies as well as how parks can preserve, restore and establish monarch and pollinator habitat.
“Whether you are a volunteer or a parks professional, whether you are just beginning or you have installed many monarch waystations and pollinator gardens, this resource guide will provide valuable information on how to increase monarch habitat, create new partnerships for saving the monarch, and engage youth and adults int he conservation of this valuable and much-loved species.”
It sounds to me like this partnership presents the perfect opportunity for volunteers like us to get involved with their local parks and preserve, restore and establishment habitat for pollinators.
For information about establishing a pollinator garden, go to Wild Ones Wild for Monarchs webpage and download their handy Wild for Monarchs brochure.
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