North American Butterfly Association (NABA)

CGCI & NABA join forces!
Information:  Julie A. West - julieawest@aol.com

CGCI and the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) are excited to announce a new partnership. The relationship will allow greater communication among members of both organizations to improve gardening practices and the resultant habitat for butterflies and other wildlife.
 
CGCI member organizations are now eligible for:
a discounted institutional membership and garden certification with NABA,
access to NABA publications and NABAchat - the online blog where butterfly enthusiasts may engage with an international network of gardeners, researchers and other professionals in the field.
CGCI members are eligigle for a discounted garden certification: 
Click on "Certify Your Butterfly Garden"
Complete the form and use PromoCode - CGCI
Individual certification will be $10 instead of $15
In coming months there will be an increase in mutually beneficial activities such as coordinating events, implementing conservation projects and promoting the partnership to potential collaborators. The websites of the respective entities will develop a landing page highlighting the relationship and sharing resources to the wider public. Presentations will be made at CGCI conferences and articles from the partners will be run in their respective magazines and newsletters. 
 
NABA recognizes the significant accomplishments CGCI and its member clubs have achieved in enhancing pollinator habitats, educating students of all ages, and enhancing civic and environmental responsibility.
An example:
A local garden club successfully developed a butterfly garden within an established 4-acre native plant garden on a university campus.
The garden was recently the recipient of colorful and informative interpretive monument signs for the Butterfly Habitat Garden, Riparian, Wetlands and Grasslands native plant communities funded by the local garden club and CGCI.
Additional CGCI projects include financial support to propagate rare native plants, providing educational scholarships and working to restore butterfly habitat with specific attention paid to the endangered Mission Blue.
NABA is a 501 c(3) non-profit entity headquartered in Morristown, NJ. The organization's largest project is the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX. Through an active Chapter system and engaged membership, NABA works locally to promote on-the-ground conservation work and institutes policy initiatives to further its mission. For more information visit http://www.naba.org. Connect with us on social media @NABAButterfly.