WHO WE ARE

Milkweeds for Monarchs is a self-organized pilot project based in Flagstaff, Arizona, propelled by citizen science volunteers. We have no operating budget, but raise funds to grow and distribute milkweed plants through local plant sales and other private efforts. The following individuals serve as the Project Team at Northern Arizona University to coordinate this effort:

Meet The Team

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John Campodall'Orto,
Leaderhip Intern

John's project aims to increase the population of monarchs through the planting of native milkweed and pollinator gardens, the implementation of feeding stations and the experimentation of preferred nutrient sources. 

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Emma Elsner,
Future Leadership Intern

Emma will be studying which milkweeds monarchs prefer to lay their eggs on.

Alumni

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Danielle Stroh,
Leadership Intern

Worked on an alternative propagation experiment and community outreach

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Clare Dunnahoo,
Conservation Intern

 Strengthened overall community outreach through social media platforms

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John LeFebre, 
Conservation Intern

Provided funding through merchandise sales

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Amber Butler,
Conservation Intern

Focused on educational outreach and spreading awareness

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Casey Hensen, 
Leadership Intern

Graduate Researcher and CO author of soil amendment study

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Emelia Lawrence

Undergraduate Researcher in a native milkweed patch

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Emily Haworth

Undergraduate Researcher at the Flagstaff Arboretum in their showy milkweed garden