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Okie Actions: Planting a Path for Monarchs & Pollinators

  • Mother Road Market 1124 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK, 74104 United States (map)

Join Mary Waller with Okies for Monarchs and get inspired, empowered, and educated on how you can help monarchs and pollinators in Oklahoma. The workshop occurs from 2:00PM-3:00PM and 3:00PM-4:00PM.

This free workshop will cover: monarch 101, what role Oklahoma plays, and easy ways to help in your garden. You'll leave this workshop with calls to action and free milkweed plants and seeds (while supplies last). No RVSP is required. Seating is first come first serve so get here early.

More about Mary Waller:
Mary Waller grew up climbing trees, catching frogs, tracking rabbits with her border collie and riding horses. While she not pursue a degree in forestry or archeology (her 5th grade career aspirations), Mary said that she finds in as an adult, she can’t stay out of the woods, restrain herself exploring abandoned places, or even from rescuing the occasional bat that a storm has displaced.

Having worked in marketing and communications for over two decades in a variety of industries, she says she always came back to a “call” in her heart for wildlife and wild places. She offered her pro-bono PR services to the Nature Conservancy about 8 years ago and in 2017 helped the nascent non-
profit, Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma, on a contract basis. These projects fueled her desire to serve a scientific and stewardship-conscious organization in a full-time capacity.

That opportunity came in the spring of 2018, when she left her public relations firm and joined the Okies for Monarchs movement, as the director of the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative. As team leader and head cheerleader of a diverse group of volunteers and conservation professionals, she helps the Collaborative inspire, educate and empower all Oklahomans to plant a pathway for pollinators. Using science-based best practices, the Monarch ambassadors hope to foster a new generation of volunteers, educators, professional up-and-comers, land owners, citizen scientists and master gardeners, students and urban dwelling garden novices to advance its mission.

Her new favorite motto is – if you plant it, they will come – as witnessed by her very first crop of milkweed and the monarch caterpillars that followed. A longtime gardener, she is not devoted to gardening for wildlife as well as herself.

Earlier Event: May 18
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Later Event: May 19
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