The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District wants to say thank you to all who participated in our milkweed pod collection from September 1stthrough October 30th. We had great success and we could not have accomplished it without the help of everyone! We had roughly ten to fifteen participants who brought in two to four bags full of milkweed pods. Our collection container was overflowing and it brought so much joy to all of our faces. The Monarch butterfly population has been dwindling over the years, but with your help and the efforts of the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OHPI) those number will soon be on the rise! The pods collected will now go to Ohio State Prisons to be processed and prepared for planting. Thank you again, we cannot wait to see how the next year’s collection will turn out!

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