Seed Giveaway to Help Monarch Butterflies

Published on May 17, 2022

a monarch butterfly on a purple flower.

Help save the monarch butterfly population! With the decline of monarch butterflies over the last several years, the City of Merriam is giving away milkweed seeds to residents so they can plant them in their yards.

It’s part of the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge through the National Wildlife Federation. Merriam Mayor Bob Pape will issue a Mayors’ Monarch Pledge proclamation at the May 23 City Council meeting to highlight the plight of the monarchs and how we can help them with milkweed seeds.

Milkweed is the monarch butterflies’ favorite plant, and the giveaway is to help the butterflies blossom this spring by creating a habitat for them in our community. Milkweed is what they like to eat and where they prefer to lay their eggs.

Pick up your free seed packet and informational pamphlet at Merriam City Hall, the Merriam Community Center, and the Public Works facility located at 6901 Knox St. Thank you for supporting these beautiful orange and black butterflies.