On September 24, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and Illinois Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation, and Agriculture solidified their commitment to protecting monarch butterflies and other pollinators by signing the Illinois Monarch Action Plan at Conservation World on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
With an aim of bolstering the population of monarchs and other pollinators by protecting habitat and adding food sources, the project brings together public agencies, private organizations, and residents of the state in a collaborative and coordinated effort to ensure the survival and successful migration of monarchs.
IEPA “works to provide a healthy environment and reduce threats to essential components of the ecosystem like the monarch butterfly and other pollinators,” said Director John Kim. “We applaud the efforts of the agencies and organizations involved with the development of the Illinois Monarch Project Action Plan.”
To learn more about this effort, click here. More information on the Illinois Monarch Project, as well as the full text of the plan, is available here.