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Public Works Center home to certified Monarch butterfly waystation

Oak Park's Public Works Center is now home to a certified Monarch butterfly waystation. The area behind the Center is planted with milkweed and native nectar plants to provide migrating Monarchs essential nutrients as they make their annual trip from the U.S. and Canada to the mountains in central Mexico. The project grew from the Monarch pledge, part of a wider effort to encourage municipalities to support these important pollinators by creating, conserving and protecting their habitats. In addition, the Public Works site serves as a bioswale, capturing stormwater runoff and allowing it to be absorbed slowly and naturally to reduce impact on nearby properties. For more inofrmation, email Learn more about supporting Monarchs at