Our Mission

The mission of the Monarch Research Project (MRP) is to restore pollinator habitat while re‑establishing the monarch population.

Restore Native Habitat

Partnering with ISU researchers, MRP’s Pollinator Zones™ are committed to expand native habitat for pollinators on public and private lands in Linn County, Iowa. Learn more.

Save the Monarchs

Our objective is to develop Monarch Zones® (MZ)—homes, cities, and counties that are committed to our goal of repopulating the butterfly population. We have established close to 200 Monarch Zones in and around Linn County, Iowa. Learn more.

Starting Locally, then Expanding

The MRP is working with the eastern Iowa governments and citizens to establish monarch and habitat models that can be replicated in other communities. Learn more.

Recent Blog Posts

MRS Winter
Save The Dates: Monarch/Pollinator Forum and Linn Landowner Forum
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Please save the dates: Monarch/Pollinator Forum will be held on June 14 and the Linn Landowner Forum will be on October 11.

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Linn County Pollinator Seed Mix
Shout out to Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust!
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The Monarch Research Project sends a big THANK YOU to Cedar Rapids…

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Ella and Monarch
Ella hits 100!
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Ella and the Monarch Meet Ella. She had a goal to release…

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