Support Our Pollinator Friends at Butterflies & Beer on 5/17

Supporting native pollinators is more important than ever, which is why the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation is encouraging you to plant native plants like butterfly milkweed in your yards!

As pollinators decline across the globe, it’s more important than ever to protect species we rely on for one out of every three bites of food we take. 

Monarch butterflies, which are in severe decline, have a special relationship with milkweed. In fact, it's the ONLY plant that monarch caterpillars eat, so every plant you have in your yard provides a huge benefit to their survival.

But supporting pollinators like the monarch is only one small part of the story because many pollinator species are being threatened by actions that destroy and divide their habitat. As they decline, food options for humans and other animals also decline, and no one wants that!

So this Do Good Days, do something good for butterflies, other pollinators, yourself, and future generations by planting a native garden that looks beautiful while providing food and connecting isolated habitat islands. Every backyard, patio, or windowsill, no matter the size, is part of the solution.

A great way to get your native garden started is by swinging by Butterflies & Beer on Tuesday, May 17th between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and grabbing a free *butterfly milkweed plant and a local brew from Full Fledged Brewing Company! We want to share a special thank you to Full Fledged Brewing for donating 5% of all beer sales on the 17th to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

*Plants are available as supplies last, so don't miss out!

This event is being held as part of Share Omaha's Do Good Days celebration of local nonprofits across Omaha as well as Pottawattamie County.

About the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation: The Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation is proud to help fund important Pottawattamie Conservation land management and environmental education projects that promote the conservation of plants, wildlife, and public recreation areas to be enjoyed by families for generations to come. 

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What: Butterflies & Beer fundraiser for the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

When: Tuesday, May 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Full Fledged Brewing Company | 40 Arena Way Ste. 2 | Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Can't make it? Consider supporting the foundation by becoming a member or making a gift that funds land management and preservation projects and environmental education programming at your favorite county parks. Click here to learn where you can find native plants for your garden.

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