Music and Monarchs 2018 is in the Books!

 

  • Volga City Opera House
    Volga City Opera House
  • Volga City Opera House
    Volga City Opera House
  • A devoted Welcome crew!
    A devoted Welcome crew!
  • Henna by Jenna
    Henna by Jenna
  • Pinata time!
    Pinata time!
  • Margaret and Larry Stone were presented the Clayton County CAN Conservation Award!
    Margaret and Larry Stone were presented the Clayton County CAN Conservation Award!
  • Big Blue Sky Revival Setup
    Big Blue Sky Revival Setup
  • Organizers Daryl Bruxvoort & Joleen Jansen
    Organizers Daryl Bruxvoort & Joleen Jansen
  • Them Coulee Boys
    Them Coulee Boys
  • Driftless Area Wetland Center - Explore a Rotting Log!
    Driftless Area Wetland Center - Explore a Rotting Log!
  • Jim Langhus talks Monarch Migration, Tagging & Lifecycles
    Jim Langhus talks Monarch Migration, Tagging & Lifecycles
  • Rachel Werheim talks Monarch Conservation
    Rachel Werheim talks Monarch Conservation

We had such a great time this year at the 4th annual Music and Monarch Festival. The good times began on Friday night 5/11, at the Volga City Opera House. Clayton County CAN supporters poured in to the venue to enjoy the soulful and hopping sounds of Randal Sandersfeld, Flash in a Pan and Them Coulee Boys.
On Saturday,despite a colder and sometimes rainy day, Music and Monarch’s at Founder’s Park, Elkader, was the gathering location for so many area residents! The Awareness Stage welcomed Green Iowa Americorps member,Drew Peeler who talked about his experience and knowledge of Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow.Fly. initiative. Rachel Wehrheim of Medicine River Farms gave a landowner’s perspective on Monarch conservation and told us what each of us can do to increase pollinator numbers.
Of course, Flash in a Pan and Them Coulee Boys played to the crowd as well as Big Blue Sky Revival. The kids had a great time with the kids centered Monarch programming.
The Clayton County CAN, Conservation Award was an event highlight. This year, we congratulate Margaret & Larry Stone, for outstanding lifelong efforts promoting Environmental Awareness & Education in Clayton County and beyond! The award itself will be named in perpetuity the Margaret and Larry Stone Clayton County CAN Award. Well deserved!

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