Milkweed for Monarchs Collection

Welcome to the 2017 Milkweed Collection Page!

What a great turnout we had for the 2016 Milkweed for Monarchs collection! We collected over 37 million milkweed seeds! Thanks to all who participated, we had many wonderful collectors across the state! We will be continuing the collection in 2017, so spread the word and keep your eyes out for new milkweed populations on your property.



What is the MNL Milkweed Collection?

Each late summer / early fall, MNL offers the public a chance to get out and collect some native seed (sorted by county of origin) in exchange for $5.00 per bag (bags will be available for pick up at our partner hubs), reused paper grocery bag (labeled with county of origin) , or 5 gallon bucket (buckets will be dumped into collection boxes so you don’t have to leave them behind!) full of ripe milkweed pods! Its a great opportunity to get outside and make some extra spending money in the process. Please visit our FAQ’s and info page below for tips and picking protocol to maintain healthy ecosystems.

For the 2017 milkweed collection, we are still finalizing collection hub partners and drop off locations – to make it even easier for our participants! Have a small business, and interested in helping out? email to learn more!



Click here for picking instructions and FAQ’s.