Butterfly and Pollinator Garden
The Canco Park Conservancy Monarch Waystation and Pollinator Garden is a volunteer effort to help restore the monarch butterfly population and provide a protected habitat for bees and wildlife
while beautifying Canco Park.
The monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 90 percent since the 1990s, mostly due to loss of habitat and the use of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Urban gardeners play an important role in fostering a habitat that will protect Monarchs, and give them a place to rest on their 3,000 mile migration from Mexico to Canada. This migration requires multiple generations of Monarchs to complete the trip.
to learn about our joint effort to save the Monarch Butterfly.
We are fundraising to complete the garden. We need to purchase a tool shed to secure our tools and supplies. Other items needed are hoses, shovels, wheelbarrow, plants, mulch and kid sized tools and gloves.
Once complete, the garden with be a welcome passive green space feature and will serve as an educational tool for children, teaching them about the butterfly life cycle, importance of bees and the need for environmental conservation.
Our progress can be seen on Instagram www.instagram.com/CancoPark
We are fortunate to have a special park in Jersey City N.J. that brings a little bit of nature into our city. Canco Park sits in the shadow of the former American Can Factory in the Journal Square section of Jersey City. It is the only public green space in all of the Journal Square neighborhood (approx 29,640 residents).