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Saving the Monarch Butterfly – One Garden at a Time

In 2017, with the support of the Disney Conservation Fund and Botanical Interests, we distributed 66,000 Butterfly Heroes kits – native milkweed and pollinator plants and guidance (how-to)  information.  We … Read more

Eco-Schools USA and Tanglewood Middle School – The Perfect Match

Why did you choose to become an NWF Eco-School? The Eco-Schools USA program, National Wildlife Federation’s core Education for Sustainability program, is a great fit for Tanglewood Middle School in … Read more

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Milkweed for Monarchs in the Sunflower State

Imagine the prairies of Kansas once again filled with thousands of monarchs migrating south! Recently, multiple agencies and groups in Kansas gathered for the first Monarch Summit to join the … Read more

Interstate 35: Monarch Butterfly Highway

While the side of a busy interstate may not seem like an ideal place to rest, roadside vegetation can surprisingly provide important respite for wildlife on the move- including butterflies, … Read more

Mayors across the United States, Mexico and Canada Take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Lire Ce Blog en Français! Leer Este Blog en Español! In September 2015, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in in an effort to engage cities, towns, … Read more

Five Butterfly Garden Tips from a Butterfly Hero!

In 2015, then 9 year-old, Genevieve Leroux from San Luis Obispo, CA pledged to be a Butterfly Hero and help save the monarch butterfly. Not only did she plant the … Read more

The Monarchs Are Here!

Schools in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston have been working with the National Wildlife Federation’s Monarch Heroes program to create monarch gardens on their school campuses that provide the … Read more

Save Wildlife: Join the Virtual Wildlife Climate March!

Today, wildlife need our help more than ever. Species throughout our nation – including moose, sea turtles, and polar bears — are suffering and dying from rising temperatures and sea … Read more

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and … Read more

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Green Schools in Action

Through the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators (MAEOE), the school has been a recognized Maryland Green School for 16 years. Since we are always looking for ways to … Read more

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