Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration

News: Conservation Stories

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund Grant Slate Announced

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has released its grant slate for this year’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund. The Fund awarded 23 grants for $3.7 million with $5.8 in matching contributions, generating more than $9 million for monarchs.  Read More »

Tribute to the monarch butterfly: Ohioans gather milkweed seeds to save a species

Last fall, hundreds of Ohioans worked together to collect approximately 200 pounds of common milkweed seeds, totaling over 19 million seeds! These seeds will be used to support monarch conservation projects across the state.  Read More »

Leading by doing: Chicagoland eagle scout project restores monarch habitat

Monarch butterflies now have more places to call home near Chicago thanks to a dedicated Eagle Scout. Meet Jayson Schorsch from Troop 18 of Elgin, Illinois. He’s helping to protect the monarch migration one milkweed at a time.  Read More »

First Ohio Rest Area for Pollinators and People Now Open!

It’s official! The state of Ohio’s first combined travel center and pollinator garden has been opened. This pollinator garden will serve as a prototype for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) planting projects at six other rest areas.  Read More »

Correctional facilities join the fight to save the monarch butterfly

Find out how nontraditional conservation partners in Ohio work together to save the monarch butterfly, including correctional facilities, Soil Water and Conservation Districts, Waste Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and many others!  Read More »