What a beautiful project! Todya on Indy Style, learn about Monarch Butterflies and creating a monarch sanctuary along the White River. Volunteers are still needed… and YOU can help!
Ethan Olsen an Breana Hernandez of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, tell us more:
Monarch Sanctuary Planting
Saturday, White River State Park, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Project Date: Saturday, November 4 from 9am – 12pm
- Location: Indiana Urban Wilderness Trail (South of W. New York Street/North of Carroll Soccer Stadium)
- Collaborating organizations: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, The daVinci Pursuit, Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Indiana Wildlife Federation, White River State Park, and the Indiana Urban Wilderness Trail
- Why a monarch sanctuary along the White River?
- Native plants are the base of our local ecosystem. Without them, there are wildlife species that cannot continue to live. The monarch butterfly and milkweek plant are one example.
- What is/where is the Indiana Urban Wilderness Trail.
- 5-mile trail from White River State Park past 10th Street/the south side of Fall Creek along the east side of White River. Indiana Wildlife Certified Sustainable Trail.
- Monarch butterflies and significance to Dia de los Muertos
- Project highlights:
- Volunteers planting 2,200 pollinator-friendly native plants
- Local scientists from Butler University/Indy Parks/Indiana DNR to educate volunteers
- SENSE Charter School Dia de los Muertos celebration
- Volunteers still needed!
To learn more, visit www.kibi.org/projects.