Help Save The Monarch Butterfly!
When most people think of a butterfly, it is the Monarch that comes to mind. People all over North America have grown up awed by the sight of millions of Monarchs migrating.
Future generations may not see a Monarch migration. The Monarch population has declined 90% in the past 10 years. Why? Monarch young can only eat milkweed. Unfortunately, milkweeds and nectar sources are declining due to development, drought and the widespread use of herbicides in croplands, pastures and roadsides.
What Can You Do?
You can help…grow milkweed plants! It is that simple! You can make a difference in protecting the Monarch for the future!
Plant a seed, save a legacy.
What is being asked of your chapter?
Designate an area of weed-free soil (40 square feet minimum preferred) for planting milkweed seed and mixed wildflower seed. The Iowa Division has purchased seed packets for distributing to all 42 chapters. Each seed packet covers approximately 40 square feet. Chapters will receive two  to four  packets. Additional packets are available from the Division office until supply is exhausted.
The Iowa Division shall assist Iowa chapters through leadership and education toward unified strength in conservation.
" To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and it's resources;
To know the beauty and understanding of nature, and the value of wildlife, woodlands, and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to man's sharing in it. "