Our Rotarians enjoying their time communing with the pollinator plants and each other in the Monona Butterfly Garden
Thanks to the leadership and energy of Decorah Rotary Club (DRC) Rotarian Tina Hall, our club engaged in its first endeavor supporting the Rotary District 5970 Operation Pollination, a broad initiative aligning with Rotary International's 7th focus area (i.e., support of the environment). On May 15th our members met at the Monona Butterfly Garden to assist in the maintenance of existing plantings and to procure transplants for transporting back to Decorah, where they will be integrated into the landscaping surrounding the "Welcome to Decorah" sign at the intersection of IA-9 and Montgomery Street. Jim Langhus from Monona provided a brief history of the 20 years old garden and helped coordinate the mulching, hoeing, weeding, and separating of plants.
Participating DRC Rotarians included Shannon Duncan, Tina Hall, Phil Iverson, John Moeller, Uwe Rudolph, and Samantha Scholtes. Our club extends its thanks to all of the participants and to Tina for spearheading the project.
For more photos of this event please check out the photo album DRC Pollinator Project in Monona.
Photo credit: Jim Langhus