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Monarch Butterflies Almost on Endangered Species List: Get Help in Douglas County

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Photo Cred: Scientific American

There is a plan to help the dwindling Monarch Butterfly species in our area. The numbers are so low that they are close to being on the endangered species list. If it gets that bad, MNDOT and the US Fish and Wildlife department have made an agreement to create enhancement and survival permits to help create habitats to help monarch’s flourish. Douglas county will be providing additional maintenance to the trails to help as well, using $50,000 worth of grant money.