Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Pilot Projects

The St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway: Milkweeds for Monarchs

Ville de St. Louis

United States

Agency Type

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat

Original Language

“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).