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Plan -
In order to effectively participate in a campaign it is important to educate yourself about the issue and the work being done to address it. Take the time to read the resource(s) of your choosing provided in the resource bank on the right to learn more about monarchs and pollinator conservation to determine how best you can help to make an impact in this important work to help our pollinators.
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Michael Calhoun
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I learned about the Monarch campaign and the importance of Pollinators
Which resource(s) did you choose to read?
Learn about the plight of the Monarch butterfly [1], Learn about the importance of pollinators and what NWF’s doing to help [2], Read NWF’s The Campus Wild Guide to learn how schools across the country are creating pollinator habitat on their campus [3], Monarch Conservation in America’s Cities: A Solutions Guide for Municipal Leaders [4], Blog: Four Questions about Neonicotinoid Pesticides Neonicotinoid pesticides are a class of chemical used as an insecticide on crops, in home and school gardens, by landscapers, and on public lands. There is often a concern surrounding the impact of neonicotinoids on pollinating insects [5], Monarch and Pollinator Conservation [6]
Do -
Now that you’ve become educated about the work being done to help monarchs and pollinators, you can get to work and choose an action that you can take to help the cause! Be sure to be realistic in the level of impact that you’re able to take at this point and think through the resources you will need to help you accomplish your goals.
Which action(s) did you take to participate to help monarchs and/or pollinators?
Helped monarch butterflies survive by editing and sending a message to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging them to close loopholes that threaten native grassland habitat.
Communicate -
Remember the phrase, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Share your story! Let others know about the important action that you’ve taken to help monarchs and pollinators. Your actions will likely inspire others to learn more about the issue and get involved themselves.
Which method(s) did you use to communicate about the campaign and the action(s) you took?
Shared the action you’ve taken on social media
Sustain -
So by now you’ve taken the time to learn about the issue, determined what action you could take to help make an impact, and communicated to others. Now it’s time to reflect on the lessons you learned through this experience and figure out what you can to do help sustain your efforts beyond your initial action.
Which action(s) did you to take to help sustain your efforts on this campaign?
Developed a plan for ongoing maintenance of gardens planted

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I have always been an advocate for pollinators. However my hometown in Oregon is a bit far north and out of reach for Monarch habitat but have done what I can to help spread the word about the importance of native plants and flowers. 
  • Posted Thu 03 Jun 2021 07:21 AM CDT

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Date Added: Jun 3, 2021
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