All Things Gardening forum: Missourians for Monarchs

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jan 15, 2016 11:47 PM CST
A one year old group that is providing an umbrella organization for all things Monarch related in Missouri. Initially comprised of Master Gardener Groups, Master Naturalist groups and local gardening groups and two relevant state agencies. Now including all those as well as approximately 40 federal and state agencies, NGOs, utilities, cities & towns, .

Its primary purpose is to provide one place to teach, educate, distribute seed and plant things. Rather than 50 - 200 groups/orgs all going in different directions, duplicating things, and so on. Primarily directed at Monarchs, Milkweeds and nectar sources, but broadly embracing other pollinators as well.

Today I was named Regional Coordinator for Northwest Missouri. This includes the I - 35 corridor which is a major item in the Monarch Conservation Fund and actions by US Fish & Wildlife.

As my first action, I visited my Mayor's office to get the ball rolling on him joining Mayors for Monarchs - a nationwide effort sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation.

I will keep ATP members appraised of anything I think may have broader application or interest.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
Jan 16, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Congratulations, David! Hurray!
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Jan 16, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!

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