Monarch News in the Fox Watershed
A national effort is taking place to help save the Monarch Butterflies.
Several efforts are being headed in our Fox Watershed.
 
The Fox Valley Monarch Corridor Project is a collaboration among 12 public and private conservation organizations to create habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Over the next two years, forest preserve districts, park districts, township open space districts and private conservation organizations will be enhancing nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Fox Valley by growing milkweed seed, distributing seeds and plants and putting plants in the ground. Funding is being provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

This effort is being led by The Conservation Foundation.

A FREP Noon Network was presented on April 12, 2017 about this topic and the presentation can be found HERE.

The Conservation Foundation Website
Project Partners

• Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
• Forest Preserve District of Kane County
• Forest Preserve District of Kendall County
• Campton Township
• Dundee Township
• Fox Valley Park District
• Oswegoland Park District
• Barrington Area Conservation Trust
• Conserve Lake County
• Land Conservancy of McHenry County
• The Conservation Foundation
• Fermi Natural Areas
 
Watch this page for more information and resources. Please send us your information if you are working on a project that could be highlighted here.  foxriverinfo@comcast.net
 
Monarch Resources & Links
Fox Valley Area Wild Ones
Monarch Joint Venture
The Monarch Program
Monarch Watch
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Monarch Conservation Fund
US Fish & Wildlife - Save the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed in Michigan.
Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS