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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Darien, IL

Total Budget: $500

Area of Focus: The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: A Monarch Native Plant Garden will be planted in front of St. John's Lutheran Church by their Youth Group and the Darien Rotary Club.

The Purpose of the Monarch Garden is two fold, to encourage and provide food for Pollinator Insects and the Monarch Butterfly and to educate Children and Adults about habitat needs. The Area is Triangular 35x35x16 feet adjacent to the Church and Cass Ave. The plants will be native to Illinois and will qualify as a Monarch Way Station. All volunteers including the St. John's youth group will be involved with preparing the area and soil, building borders, planting and educational programs. Signs wil explain the purpose of the garden and pamphlets will be printed. The Rotary Club of Darien members will also participate and publicize the event as Well as the Dupage MOnarch group and district 6450 Environmental Committee. The Darien Garden Club is organizing and purchasing the plants and collaborates with the indian Prairie Library for educational seminars. A grant was given by the Monarch Ventures Group for $1,000 to assist with this project.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Darien

Primary Contact: Mary Onorad

Email: maryonorad@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Mary Onorad

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Karen Swinger

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Mary Onorad

System Entry: Project signed by Mary Onorad.


by Marshall Schmitt

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Linda Yates

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Mary Onorad

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by Bill Lyman

Stewardship review is complete. Meets all necessary criteria. Final report reviewed. Project okay to be approved by District Approval Committee. WL&MD


by Marshall Schmitt

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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