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Monterey County Rotary Clubs host Planting of Monarch Butterfly Habitat Gardens at Laguna Seca

Monterey, Calif, November 20th 9:30-2:30pm  — Approximately 150+ Rotarians representing 22 Monterey County Rotary Clubs will gather at the  Famed WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway to plant 2.5 acres of  Monarch Butterfly Habitat Gardens.

In 2020, the Monarch Butterfly count at their Pacific Grove over wintering site was zero.  The drop in the number of Monarch Butterflies has declined steeply since the 1980’s due to habitat loss, pesticides, and GMO’s according to the website “Monarch Watch”.

Our mission is to increase Monarch Butterfly habitat throughout Monterey County with the long range goal of reaching other counties along the butterfly's western migration.

Collectively the 22 Rotary Clubs of Monterey County will participate in the seeding and planting of native drought tolerant plants to support Monarch and other beneficial insects in selected locations

WHO:    Rotarians, Community Organizations, Youth Groups: 4-H, Boys & Girls Club, Rotary Youth Clubs, CSUMB Rotaract, CSUMB Environmental Club

WHEN:     November 20th, 9:30-2:30pm

WHERE:     WeatherTech Raceway at LAGUNA Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, Calif. 
CONTACT:     Kim Lawson, (831) 682-3740,

For more information, View our PSA Video: [Join Us!] Monarch Butterfly / Pollinators Habitat Planting Day with Rotary District 5230

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Fresno-based Rotary Clubs give back to the community during Beautify Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Members of 7 Fresno-based Rotary Clubs met in the Cultural Arts District Saturday to help with the Beautify Fresno project.

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Volunteers spread out over the areas of Divisadero, Stanislaus, and H Streets. Before noon they had filled more than 40 garbage bags of litter and trash. The participating clubs were North Fresno Rotary, East Fresno Rotary, Fig Garden Rotary, Cultural Arts Rotary, Fresno Rotary, Fresno Sunrise Rotary, and the Fresno Passport Rotary Club.

Fresno based Rotary clubs pick up trash.

7 Fresno-based Rotary Clubs volunteer for Beautify Fresno (Photo: Jeff Dippel, Assistant District Governor Area 10)