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Monarch Waysation


Monarch Butterflies

You may have heard that the monarch butterfly population has dropped by 90% over the last 20 years due to the development and widespread use of herbicides in croplands, pastures, and roadsides. Another contributing factor is the development of subdivisions, factories, shopping centers, etc. This development is consuming habitats for monarchs and other wildlife at a rate of 6,000 acres per day.

To help save monarch butterflies, we will be creating our own Monarch Waystation in the spring/summer of 2019. By creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation, we will be contributing to the monarch conservation effort, an effort that will help assure preservation of the species and the continuation of the spectacular migration phenomenon.


For more information on Monarch Waystations, you can visit www.monarchwatch.org/waystations


Our Waystation

Local Monarch Alliance

In November 2018, we applied for a grant from the local Monarch Alliance for a monetary donation to help create our Monarch Waystation. A month later, we found out they would be donating 192 plants to help us create our waystation! We will receive the plants in May 2019.

How you can help:

We are seeking volunteers to help plant our waystation this summer. You can also help by donating mulch or make a monetary donation toward a memorial sign and bench to be placed near the waystation.


Checks can be mailed to:

PAILA of WCMD

PO Box 4538

Hagerstown, MD 21742


Stay tuned for dates for planting our waystation and our ribbon cutting ceremony!




For more information, 

please email Brianne Tesla Bearese at:

[email protected]

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Creating

We are looking for volunteers to help create out waystation. We will received our plants sometime in May.  We hope to begin planting in May or June. Dates will be posted soon.

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Ribbon-cutting

Once our waystation is complete, we will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  All are invited to attend.  We hope to release monarch butterflies during the ceremony.

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Visiting

Stay tuned for the location of our waystation. You are welcome to visit any time. We hope to have a memorial sign and bench in the future.