All about the drastic decline and revitalization of the Monarch Butterfly population. 

California’s iconic monarch butterflies are vanishing from our countryside and gardens. There has been more than a 99% decrease in the western monarch butterfly population in California since the 1980s. Our plan is to Bring Back the Monarchs to Moraga.


The ultimate vision is to have Moraga and local hillsides infused with milkweed and native wildflowers to revitalize the Monarch population. To achieve our project goal, we hope to raise $35,000. We envision attractive gardens within the Town combining an array of native and non-native species, from the first flush of Spring through to the mellow colors of Fall. 

Your support will provide funding to:


  • Establish a beautiful 2600 sq ft monarch-specific garden in Rancho Laguna Park in Spring 2021, complete with state-of-the-art drip irrigation, fencing, educational signage, and benches.

  • Educate our community to encourage the appropriate environment for monarchs.

  • Provide citizens with access to plants to support monarch-friendly private landscaping.

  • Plant hillsides with nectar-rich, native wildflowers and milkweeds, benefitting many of our pollinators as well as monarchs.

  • Involve our children in conserving their natural heritage.


This is a true community effort! We have already established partnerships with: The Town of Moraga,  local schools, college, and businesses, service organizations, and wildlife experts. Together, we can bring back the monarchs for future generations.

For more information about the Monarch Garden project and how-to sheets, click on the photos below.

About the project
Nectar Plants
Milkweed Gardening

Building your own habitat 

Supportive plants at Rancho Laguna

Email for more Information or to Volunteer:

Mailing address: P.O. Box 6062, Moraga, CA 94570-6062

Moraga Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Donations are tax deductible. 

Our federal tax identification number is 86-1162099.