dupage monarch project: communities protecting pollinators


January 2016

Plight of the Pollinator

Monarchs, bees and other pollinators are struggling for survival in a changing world of dwindling habitat, chemically intense farming practices and extreme weather events. The population of eastern monarchs butterflies has suffered dramatic declines in population and bees are experiencing colony collapse.

Learn more about the simple, easy things that can be done to help pollinators at an upcoming free program sponsored by the  DuPage Monarch Project, River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club and Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission .

Plight of the Pollinator, presented by Andre Copeland, Interpretative Programs Manager of the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo.

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 7:00 pm Glen Ellyn Library.  Registration is not required.

monarch meachum grove




It’s Official: The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a Partner


On January 19th, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board unanimously voted to become a partner of the DuPage Monarch Project.

The District has worked over the years to improve the biodiversity of their land and has a long history of projects aimed at educating visitors about butterflies, cultivating milkweed in their native plant nursery and collaborating with local groups on monarch recovery initiatives.  District staff bring expertise and dedication to the mission of preserving native flora and fauna and sensitivity to the plight of pollinators and monarchs.

DuPage Monarch Project is excited to have the District on board and we’re looking forward to working together to make DuPage more monarch friendly.

photo:  Butterfly garden, Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Glen Ellyn


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