Parks for Monarchs

Monarch ButterflyWe have an opportunity to show the world what happens when parks across the country come together for a single purpose—saving the monarch butterfly. Local parks are poised to contribute to the national effort to save the threatened monarch butterfly by creating monarch waystations, planting milkweed and native plants, educating the public and more.

Not only can we make a real impact in preserving and restoring this important pollinator, we can also show the world the power of parks and recreation.

Resource Guide for Monarch Conservation

Parks 4 Monarchs Resource Guide

This new resource guide for monarch preservation provides a framework for how parks can get involved with monarch conservation activities, especially the creation and restoration of high quality habitat for monarchs. You'll also learn valuable information on how to create new partnerships for saving the monarch, and ways to engage youth and adults in the conservation of this valuable and much-loved species.

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NRPA has been accepted into the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV), a partnership of national organizations and government agencies that are leading the way to restore monarch populations nationwide. By joining MJV, NRPA will be able to better connect our members and our network of parks to monarch conservation resources. Read more about the significance of this partnership.

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NRPA is proud to collaborate with Southwest Airlines and Phillips 66 to create monarch butterfly habitat in communities across the U.S.

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