PEC wants to make it easy for you to join the effort to help save monarch butterflies. Visit any PEC office or partnering location to pick up a complimentary packet of pollinator seed mix, while supplies last. Each packet contains native wildflower seeds that are essential for butterfly survival. These seeds can be planted to help monarchs on their migration path through the Texas Hill Country.
“We’re proud to help protect our natural resources for future generations to enjoy,” PEC Chief Executive Officer Julie Caruthers Parsley said. “We encourage our members and communities to join us in preserving populations of monarchs that help pollinate and beautify this place we call home.”
Each year, millions of monarch butterflies migrate directly across PEC’s 8,100 square miles of service territory. But by 2021, monarchs may fall under the Endangered Species Act. In 2019, PEC proactively launched efforts to help protect monarchs and voluntarily implemented solutions to benefit the environment, wildlife, and members long-term. These efforts include building a certified monarch butterfly way station at PEC’s headquarters in Johnson City, and using a new seed mix along transmission easements that is cost effective and provides natural food for faunae. Learn more at pec.coop/monarchs.
Seed packets are available at any PEC office, and the following partnering locations:
- City of Buda and Buda Public Library: 405 Loop St., Buda, Texas 78610
- City of Bulverde: 30360 Cougar Bend, Bulverde, Texas 78163
- City of Burnet: 1001 Buchanan Drive, Suite 4, Burnet, Texas 78611
- City of Lago Vista: 5803 Thunderbird Drive, Lago Vista, Texas 78645
- City of San Marcos Discovery Center: 430 Riverside Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
- Community Resource Center: 206 S. U.S. Highway 281, Johnson City, Texas 78636
- Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club: 7900 Fair Oaks Parkway, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 78015
- Hays Communities YMCA: 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda, Texas 78610
- Lake Travis Community Library: 1938 Lohmans Crossing Road, Austin, Texas 78734
- Mammen Family Public Library: 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, Texas 78163
- Onion Creek Senior Center: 420 Barton Crossing, Buda, Texas 78610
- Patrick Heath Public Library: 451 N. Main St., Building. 100, Boerne, Texas 78006
- San Marcos Public Library: 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, Texas 78666
- Science Mill: 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, Texas 78636
- The Meadows Center at Texas State University: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
- Tye Preston Memorial Library: 16311 S. Access Road, Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
- Village of The Hills:102 Trophy Drive, The Hills, Texas 78738
- Wimberley Community Library: 400 Farm-to-Market Road 2325 Wimberley, Texas 78676
- Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce, Convention Center and Visitors Bureau: 14100 Farm-to-Market Road 2325, Wimberley, Texas 78676
Parties interested in creating a monarch-friendly plot are encouraged to reach out to PEC experts at [email protected].