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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Monarch Pledge Begins!

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Did you know that New Castle has committed to the Monarch Pledge?  Learn more HERE.

Thanks to Town of New Castle Conservation Board members Melanie Smith and Karen Marie Bazik who worked with the Chappaqua Library on a Milkweed project.

Karen reports:

We had the joy of working with the Children's Library today. We planted 7 Swamp Milkweed plants. I told the children that the town had taken a Monarch Pledge. We told them that meant we promised to help the Monarch Butterflies. I told them that they were leading the way. Their parents were with them to help out and they were very interested in the pledge.

The children were excited to find a caterpillar on one of the plants ( see photo). We said that this was only the beginning. Our community would have more opportunities to help. We invited the families to the Pollinator Celebration on June 25. We also told them about the milkweed located behind town hall. Parents had tons of questions. One parent said to me, "I want to be part of the solution."

A good day! We will definitely promote Community Day celebrations.

Monarch Butterfly Pledge Milkweed Planting at Library

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