Land Trust partners with more community groups to plant milkweed for monarchs

Oct 04, 2022
Fall is planting time at the Land Trust! This September and October we continued our multi-year effort to get more native milkweed out into the Central Oregon community to boost habitat for the imperiled Western monarch butterfly.


Fall is planting time at the Land Trust! This September and October we continued our multi-year effort to get more native milkweed out into the Central Oregon community to boost habitat for the imperiled Western monarch butterfly. Huge thanks to our community partners who helped distribute and plant milkweed across the region. Highlights include:

Milkweed lineup at La Pine Victory Garden! Photo: Land Trust.
Milkweed lineup at La Pine Victory Garden! Photo: Land Trust.
Central Oregon: we partnered with Central Oregon STEM Hub to distribute milkweed at their Juntos Aprendemos family STEM nights in Madras, Sisters, and Prineville. Thanks to Tracy Willson-Scott for helping coordinate distribution!

La Pine: we partnered with South County Gardening to plant milkweed at the grange, local schools, and to give away to local gardeners. Huge thanks to Bonny Bowens for coordinating the distribution and generating so much excitement. We were so pleased to see a long line of people waiting for milkweed! Bonus update: we spotted a Western monarch at the La Pine Victory Garden when we picked up planting pots! Super sighting!

Madras: we partnered with Jefferson County Health Department to plant milkweed at their campus, share with clients, and to give away to the general community. Thanks to health department director Michael Baker for making it possible!

Prineville: we partnered with Crook County Library to hand out milkweed to the local community. Thanks to librarian Amber Heiberger for helping with distribution!

Warm Springs: we are partnering with Warm Springs Community Action Team to distribute milkweed in the Warm Springs community. Thanks to Carina Miller at WSCAT for all her help!

Huge thanks to all our partners for helping create more habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators in Central Oregon! Together we planted more than 2,000 new native milkweed plants in our communities that will help monarch butterflies thrive!


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