The DCC was awarded a highly competitive 2021 Tiny Grant of $500 from the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC). As one of seven recipients in the state, the DCC will expand the second year of its project – Inviting Monarch Butterflies to Dummerston – by adding a new cohort of interested Dummerston residents, along with returning participants from the first year. Funds from the grant will help pay for swamp milkweed for participants to plant in their pollinator gardens, attracting monarchs and other valuable pollinating insects. Project members will receive continuous education, mentoring, and participatory experiences focused on pollinator planting and gardening, monarch life cycle identification and data collection, and access to recommended organizations and websites monitoring monarch populations and habitat restoration. Many thanks to AVCC for its support for our project to provide our community an opportunity to participate in the broader movement of climate change mitigation and ecosystem health.