Monarch Butterfly Boxcar-Elmhu





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Elmhurst, IL

Total Budget: $750

Area of Focus: The environment

Activity Type: Food/Agriculture: General

Summary: The District will support local events in Little Village to support the Monarch Butterfly Boxcar Initiative as it travels through our District in Sep on its way to the monarch's winter habitat in El Rosario Sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico.

This is a District 6450 project.

The monarch butterfly population in North America continues to decline and has reached a critical level. Assisting the Monarch Butterfly project has been encouraged by Rotary International as part of Rotary's newly added Seventh Area of Focus.

This project will assist in educating the general public about the need to increase Monarch habitats along the migration route between Canada and Mexico and the need to plant oyamel fir trees in the El Rosario Monarch sanctuary in the mountains of the Mexican state of Michoacan where the monarchs overwinter. A Pollinator Pledge signing event is planned for September using a monarch themed railroad boxcar as a backdrop for the signing. The boxcar will then continue to Mexico as it approximates the annual migration route. Families will be encouraged to participate in a Butterfly Bingo game that will be distributed with pollinator garden seed packets. Funds from this grant will be used to print Butterfly Bingo cards and for rental expenses for the pledge signing event (tables, chairs, etc.).

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Naperville

Primary Contact: Rachel Ossyra

Email: rachelmarieo@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project signed by Rachel Ossyra.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Ed Graziano

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Karen Swinger

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by lesley Gottlinger

Stewardship review is complete. Project meets all necessary criteria. Final report reviewed. Project okay to be approved by District Approval Committee. LG


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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