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.