Save endangered and vitally important monarch butterflies the easy way at virtually no cost

  • by: John Burridge
  • recipient: Legislatures and Highway Departments of All states, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
Over 75% of monarch butterflies essential to pollinate our food supply have disappeared, along with the milkweed they need for their own survival, due to the widespread use of toxic agricultural chemicals. Nobody seems to have put forward the idea that state highway departments, at little extra cost, could plant milkweed instead of grasses, providing the little beasties with nourishment along their entire incredible migration route. It may even save money since frequent mowing of the grasses now used could be eliminated. It's not rocket science, folks.

That's why I created a petition to , which says:Encourage state highway departments to plant milkweed instead of useless grasses. This will provide feed for the monarch butterflies essential to our food supply at little additional cost."
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