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Monarch Watch
Monarchs need milkweed! Help Monarch Watch create and restore crucial habitat.

Help Monarch Watch continue its mission to restore habitats for monarchs and native pollinators. Milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars can eat, so monarchs need milkweed. Our Free Milkweeds for Restoration Projects and Free Milkweeds for Schools and Nonprofits programs need your support.

Monarch Watch is a nonprofit education, conservation, and research program based at the University of Kansas. Declining monarch numbers, due to massive habitat losses associated with changes in agriculture and development, have led us to focus on monarch conservation. In an effort to address these losses, Monarch Watch has distributed over 1 million native milkweed plants across the U.S. since 2010. This effort has been funded through grants and contributions. Your help is needed to extend and expand these programs. Our milkweed distribution programs and outreach are nationwide and are unmatched by other organizations.

Your support on One Day. One KU. will help us restore habitat for monarchs and other native pollinators. Specifically, your donation will be used to:

  • provide milkweed plants for large-scale restoration projects
  • administer free milkweed grants to schools and nonprofits
  • provide milkweed plants for school gardens created and maintained by grantees

Your support of our Free Milkweeds programs will have a lasting impact on monarchs and pollinator populations. The milkweeds we distribute are native perennials that will multiply and continue to provide resources to countless insects for years to come.

KU Alumni Network Giving
Our alumni networks in Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Greater Kansas City, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington D.C. and Wichita are showing their Jayhawk pride today. Let your fellow local KU alumni know to make their gift today!
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Rank Answer Gifts
1 Greater Kansas City 428
2 Wichita 65
3 Denver 44
4 Washington D.C 39
5 New York 29
6 Chicago 27
7 Dallas 20
8 Houston 18
9 Los Angeles 17
10 St. Louis 16
11 San Francisco 15
12 Phoenix 14
13 Colorado Springs 6
Director's Match for Monarch Watch
Match met! Thank you Director Taylor and our wonderful Monarch Watch donors.
$4,000 MATCHED
Janet Lanza Challenge for Monarch Watch
Challenge unlocked! Thank you Janet Lanza and our wonderful Monarch Watch donors!
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