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Monarch Red Carpet Project

Tuesday, April 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cathy Corrigan
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The Monarch Red Carpet project is following the migration path of the butterfly along US Routes 11 & 15 from the New York border south to Maryland. Diverse stakeholders are addressing the plight of the Monarch Butterfly in a variety of effective ways.  Monarch Red Carpet is a campaign to increase awareness and promote action to save the monarch butterfly among a broader spectrum of society and support these existing efforts.  PLNA is a partner in this new campaign and our goal is to connect our members with stakeholders who are restoring habitat for monarch butterflies in central Pennsylvania.   

Member landscape contractors, growers and seed suppliers can be connected with businesses and eventually consumers who would like to participate in the "Roll out the Monarch Red Carpet” project.  A kick-off event is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 in Lewisburg just off Rt. 15 where milkweed seeds and seedlings will be planted and monarch butterflies will be released.

This is just one of many future partnerships for PLNA that will provide our members a connection to local, regional and state-wide projects where your goods, services and expertise can be provided to help consumers increase the environmental benefits that horticulture provides.  If you are a landscape contractor that provides services near Routes 11/15 and want more information about participation or a grower of milkweed and would like to supply plants/seeds, please contact Cathy Corrigan at ccorrigan@PLNA.com or call her at 717.238.1683.  As more information becomes available we will be posting in e-News and on www.PLNA.com.


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