Get your Monarch license plate decal before the end of September!
Monarch butterflies are critical pollinators that help support biodiversity by carrying important pollens long distances across their migration route. Sadly, monarch butterfly populations have been rapidly declining in North America since 1997. During that time, the Midwestern United States has seen an 88% decline in the number of monarchs, and a 64% decrease in the amount of available milkweed, which serves as the monarchs only egg-laying habitat and food source for monarch caterpillars.
Fortunately, there is now a fun and easy way that you can help protect monarchs in Illinois through the Secretary of State’s specialty license plate program. For just $10 you may sign up for a monarch specialty license plate decal. Whether or not you choose to purchase a specialty license plate, the funds from the decal sales will go to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to support roadside monarch habitat throughout Illinois!
We need just 76 more people to express interest to get the decal commissioned by the Secretary of State. 1,924 requests have been submitted but we need 2,000 total by the end of September. Once the monarch decal is commissioned, you will receive a letter from the Sec. of State with an opportunity to purchase a universal speciality plate with the monarch decal. You can choose whether or not to do so then. Either way, your $10 will go to help monarchs!
Download and fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/ILMonarchDecalAppln
- Write in ‘Monarch Roadside Habitat’ for Name of Specialty Plate Being Requested
- Write in ‘$10” for Amount Enclosed
- Write a check to ‘Illinois Secretary of State” for $10
- Mail to the address listed on the form
- SHARE the form with friends, family and colleagues.
Together we can make this happen!
Apply for your monarch license plate decal by September 30th!
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