The Monarch Encouragement team created Butterfly Hill on the Riverview Expressway as a site for pollinators.
The mission of the Monarch Encouragement Project is to encourage and support the expansion of pollinator habitat in South Wood County, and particularly Wisconsin Rapids area, by providing educational, financial, logistical, and human resources and support to individuals and organizations.
Our Vision: Creating a corridor of pollinator friendly habitat from Lake Wazeecha in the Town of Grand Rapids to the east of Wisconsin Rapids continuing to Port Edwards, focusing on public roadsides, public bike trails, and walking trails.
We are working with Wood County and the City of Wisconsin Rapids to develop smarter mowing practices, increase area useful to nature, and create sustainable, peaceful, natural spaces for the community to enjoy. We invite friends, families, & groups to adopt a space and make it their own Monarch Wayside Garden promoting native plants for they require little attention and grow the best in our area, supporting the native insects and birds that we have here in Central Wisconsin.