for Symbolic Migration: October 14, 2003
in this Reminder:
The Postmark Deadline is October 14
We reserve the right to return butterflies who do not migrate
on time! Don't be late. We want your butterflies to safely escape
the long, cold winter!
Your Steps--Did You "Check" the Checklist for 2003?
Print the Migration
Checklist and read the packing information carefully.
Follow the mailing instructions on the Migration Checklist exactly.
each box as you complete each task.
Enclose the Migration Checklist with your butterflies
Donations at Work--"We're Helping Monarchs"
Your contributions have helped protect the Monarch Sanctuaries in Mexico
in many ways, and this year we hope for 100 % participation from you!
sanctuaries are not adequately protected, and logging still threatens
this very habitat that monarchs need to survive. But saving the Sanctuaries
is a challenge, because the people who live there are very poor and they
depend on the forest for survival too, just like the monarchs.
Please write checks to:
The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation
and enclose with your butterflies.
Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation (MBSF) is a non-profit organization working
to find ways for the monarchs and the people to coexist in the Sanctuaries.
One example is the exciting reforestation project now underway in the
Monarch Sanctuary area, through a collaboration of Journey North, MBSF
and the Michoacan Reforestation Fund.
Funds that students across the U.S. and Canada donated during last year's
Symbolic Migration purchased trees for this reforestation project that
were planted by Mexican children who live beside the sanctuaries. On June
20th, the school children planted 7,500 pine seedlings in an area that
had been damaged by fire and illegal logging. The students and the teachers
will benefit in the future as the trees grow under their regular care.
Reforestation stops erosion, which protects the soil and water. The forest
products also provide economic income and materials, which are thought
to take pressure off the forests at higher elevations used by the monarchs.
watch the children and the trees grow together!
year another grove will be planted.
tree costs fifty cents.
We hope you'll
support this effort!
Complete Informaton on How to Participate
complete instructions, lessons, examples and the latest news be sure to
your Calendar! Here's
What's Next for Your Symbolic Butterflies
in our next report on October 21:
the Flurry: Peek in on your Butterflies at the Staging Grounds
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