Million Milkweed Challenge 2017

Thu, September 07 - Wed, October 18
Seven County Metro Area - St. Paul

Join Great River Greening’s Million Milkweed Challenge!

Collect milkweed seeds and help us spread this rich pollinator attractor across important spaces for imperiled pollinators like the monarch butterfly.

Pollinators (including wasps, bumble bees, beetles, butterflies, and more!) are an important part of our own food production and for plant reproduction throughout Minnesota and the world. Unfortunately, pollinator populations like those of bumble bees and monarch butterflies have been falling in the U.S. for decades, but you can play a major part in their future.

25 pods per volunteer x 200 seeds per pod x 200 volunteers = 1 million milkweed seeds!

In 2016, volunteers collected nearly 500,000 milkweed seeds of various species – help us reach the one million seed marker this fall!

Important: Milkweed Collection 101


What is the Million Milkweed Challenge?
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Thank you for helping us reach a million!

Questions? Contact our volunteer team or call our office at (651) 665-9500.

This project is made possible with support from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Butler Family Foundation.

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Registration is closed for this event.