Free Milkweed for Monarchs!

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Free Milkweed for Monarchs!

We're giving away Milkweed to support the Monarchs!

The Washtenaw County Conservation District has had the unique opportunity to offer the 2023 Milkweed Giveaway thanks to a significant donation from two individuals with a long history in conservation and concern for diminishing native ecosystems and species, in particular the Migratory Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), an icon charismatic indicator species that recently received the globally ENDANGERED status. With the donated funds, we are offering free native milkweed (Asclepias spp.) plants, which the Monarch depends on as a larval host plant, through the annual WCCD native plant sales. 
The free milkweed plants can be claimed at three levels:

  1. Three 2" pots - For any residents, gardens of all sizes.
  2. Half Flat (19 2" plugs) - For larger managed natural areas / gardens larger up to 1/2 acre.
  3. Full Flat (38 2" plugs) - For managed natural areas / gardens larger than 1/2 acre.

To claim your free milkweed, go to the form link below. Then add your selection to your cart, and the completed online form adds the discount at checkout. Plants will be available to pick-up at the Spring Native Plant Sale distribution on June 3rd, 2023.

Fill out the Milkweed Giveaway form to claim yours!

Learn more about the 2023 Milkweed Giveaway!

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