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Route 66 Monarch Flyway Butterfly Habitat Ribbon Cutting
May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Logan County Tourism Bureau and friends during 3rd Friday in Lincoln, IL for the grand opening of the Scenic Flyway Butterfly Habitat, located at the corner of Kickapoo St and Pekin St! We will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other activities!
The Route 66 Monarch Flyway, which the Illinois Monarch Project debuted on November 18th, 2020, is a 66-mile-wide corridor that stretches from Chicago to St. Louis across the state of Illinois. The project is seeking to bring the unique aspect of Route 66 to Illinois’ efforts to the help the monarch butterfly by planting native wildflowers and restoring habitat projects within the corridor. One of the goals of this effort is to bring together all aspects of life in Illinois, which are represented in the four sectors of the Illinois Monarch Project (IMP) – Urban, Agriculture, Rights-of-Ways and Natural Lands. The IMP collaborates with public and private partners, in addition to individuals across the state, to protect and enhance existing habitat and establish new habitat that supports monarch butterflies and other pollinators.