Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Pilot Projects

The St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway: Milkweeds for Monarchs

City of St. Louis

Country
United States

Region
Midwest

Agency Type
State

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Monarchs

Original Language
English

“The City of St. Louis will create urban monarch butterfly habitat within a 19 mile pollinator pathway along the Mississippi River. Building on the successes of Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project, the St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway will bring together local, state and federal partners to establish monarch habitat, build capacity through volunteer stewardship and staffing additions, improve the seed supply of native milkweed, conduct community outreach and engagement, and serve as a national model for urban monarch conservation ecology” (Edelen 2015).

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