Music & Monarchs

  • The Last Revel in Volga
    The Last Revel in Volga
  • M & M Programing Coordinator, Natasha Hegmann with her grandma, Julie
    M & M Programing Coordinator, Natasha Hegmann with her grandma, Julie
  • NRCS and farmer, Rob Sass
    NRCS and farmer, Rob Sass
    Explain the conservation & economic benefits of using no till practices & cover crops
  • Naomi Entertains
    Naomi Entertains
  • Neighbor, Rachel Engelhardt shares her monarch
    Neighbor, Rachel Engelhardt shares her monarch
  • Thank you to all who generously supported Music & Monarchs
    Thank you to all who generously supported Music & Monarchs
  • Dead Horses at Music & Monarchs
    Dead Horses at Music & Monarchs
  • Iowa Monarch Consortium presents research
    Iowa Monarch Consortium presents research
  • Orland Love
    Orland Love
    Receives the Clayton County CAN Conservation Awareness award for an individual
  • The Central Community Green Team
    The Central Community Green Team
    Receives the Clayton County CAN Conservation Awareness award for an organization
  • #GotMilkweed We Do!
    #GotMilkweed We Do!
  • Main Street Elkader - Free popcorn at M&M
    Main Street Elkader - Free popcorn at M&M
  • Clayton County Energy District - Keeping Energy Local & Clean!
    Clayton County Energy District - Keeping Energy Local & Clean!
  • #GotMilkweed We Do!
    #GotMilkweed We Do!
  • All are WELCOME
    All are WELCOME
  • #GotMilkweed We Do!
    #GotMilkweed We Do!
  • Blueberry Hill - Pick Your Own Blueberries in Littleport
    Blueberry Hill - Pick Your Own Blueberries in Littleport
  • More scenes from the Volga City Opera House
    More scenes from the Volga City Opera House
  • Lori Keppler Facepainting
    Lori Keppler Facepainting
  • Honeybees & pollinators
    Honeybees & pollinators
  • IDNR talks CWD
    IDNR talks CWD
  • #GotMilkweed We Do!
    #GotMilkweed We Do!

Beautiful weather for our 5/12 Friday Night, joint fundraiser concert, at the Volga City Opera House, and our Music & Monarch Festival, on Saturday 5/13, paved the way for an over the top successful, and fun Music & Monarchs weekend.  The Clayton County CAN board of directors and the Music & Monarchs steering committee could not be more pleased with the outcome of Music & Monarchs 2017!  We are entirely grateful for the support of our sponsors, the generosity of the attendees, the musical genius of the 2017 band lineup, and the expertise of our exhibitors. For kids age one to 92, fun was had by all, and it is fair to say participants learned a little about conservation and land stewardship.  Stay tuned for our total fundraising report, and our plans to execute the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network’s mission, “To create a unified voice, inspiring increased environmental awareness and land stewardship in Clayton County, Iowa.”

*photo credit Katrina Moyna, Joleen Jansen & Daryl Bruxvoort

This event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome

Music & Monarchs Schedule of Events
Make plans to come celebrate with us on the banks of the Turkey River in Elkader, Iowa May 13th 2017. A free concert Saturday afternoon from 11-7 PM in Founders Park.

Friday, May 12 Volga City Opera House

7:00 – 11:30 PM Fundraising Kickoff Event Proceeds support Clayton County CAN and Volga City Opera House restoration efforts.
Featuring two of the most up and coming bands in the Midwest “The Last Revel” and “Dead Horses”

Saturday, May 13 –

On the banks of the Turkey River, Founders Park, Elkader

11:00 AM Local Musicians Jon Stravers and Patsy Wellman
11:30-3:00 PM Family and Kids Activities, Conservation Education Booths and Displays
12:00-12:30 PM Rainfall Simulator Demonstration – Neil Sass, NRCS
Economic and Conservation benefits of Healthy Soil – Rob Sass, St. Olaf Ag Sales &
Service
12:30-1:00 PM Naomi, featuring local musicians Naomi and Casey Hulteng
1:00-1:30 PM Bees and Pollinators in a changing landscape – Bob Fassbinder, local bee keeper.
Free honey samples following program

1:30-2:15 PM Honeywise, featuring local musician Sophia Landis

2:15-2:30 PM Clayton County CAN Awards Ceremony

2:30-3:00 PM Life history and conservation needs of the Monarch Butterfly – Monarch Consortium

3:00-5:00 PM The Last Revel

5:00-7:00 PM Dead Horses                         Printable Poster

Read More about the Plight of the Monarch

Come celebrate the monarch butterfly, conservation awareness, music and community.
Learn about 
the plight of the Monarch and what each of us can do to enhance critical habitat for a more diverse and healthy landscape.

  • Free Milkweed Plants
  • Monarch Face Painting/ Henna Tattoos
  • Habitat Education Station including the Monarch Butterfly life cycle and migration phenomenon
  • Butterfly Collection Display
  • ISU Extension and Outreach
  • Sponsor & Organization Booths
  • Food Vendors

Bring Your Own: Picnic, Beverages, Refillable H2O bottle & Chairs ~Culligan Water Fill Station will be provided
Main Street LogoHosted by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network and co-hosted by Main St. Elkader.

The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this and other species by restoring critical habitat. Free milkweed plants, the host plant of the monarch, will be available.

Prep for the concert at our video gallery

 
Become Music & Monarchs Festival Supporter!

Music & Monarchs is not possible without the support of our GENEROUS Sponsors
(view current list of sponsors)

Clayton County CAN members and friends and Music & Monarch lovers,  please consider supporting the Music & Monarch Festival. Here is a list of sponsorship levels and the corresponding benefits:

Seed Level
$5-$49
Clayton County CAN! supporting member website listing
Caterpillar Level
$50 -$99
Clayton County CAN! supporting member website listing
FB Event page listing
Day of Event Sponsor Poster Listing
Milkweed Level
$100-$199
Clayton County CAN! supporting member website listing
FB Event page listing
Day of Event Sponsor Poster Listing
Online Banner Ad mention
(2)Tickets to Friday night kickoff event
Monarch Level
$200 +
Clayton County CAN! supporting member website listing
FB Event page listing
Day of Event Sponsor Poster Listing
Online Banner Ad mention
Opportunity for an event booth
Significant Concert Recognition – MC mention
(4) tickets to Friday night kickoff event
Band Sponsor Level
$500
Clayton County CAN! supporting member website listing
FB Event page listing
Day of Event Sponsor Poster Listing
Online Banner Ad mention
Opportunity for an event booth
Significant Concert Recognition – MC mention
(8) tickets to Friday night kickoff event

Use of Supporting Funds:
Cover Music & Monarchs event expenses
Promote awareness of the plight of the monarch and habitat loss in Clayton County
Promote habitat restoration and conservation efforts throughout Clayton County

Clayton County CAN
2017 Music & Monarchs sponsors

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