Monarch Initiative of Tulsa

"Let's make Tulsa a Monarch City!"

Monarch butterflies and other pollinators serve an important role in our food supply and growth of other plants that surround our communities. Oklahoma is along the migration path of the monarch and the plants we grow will impact their population.  Sustainable Tulsa is working with the Monarch Initiative of Tulsa to help address the decline of the monarch and the role that Oklahomans can play to decrease the plight of this cherished community member.

Certifying your yards and your business campuses as a Monarch Waystation is one way that you can take action today to help the monarchs. Visit here to learn more about how you can certify your property as a Monarch Waystation.

If you are interested in taking part, contact any of us listed below. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for more information.


To provide information promoting the creation of habitats to increase the monarch population during migration through the Tulsa area.


Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Graham Brannin

The Nature Conservancy
Mike Fuhr
State Director – Oklahoma

Tulsa Garden Center
Mike Blake
Education & Marketing Manager

Riverfield Country Day School
Tom Clark

The Oxley Nature Center
Eddie Reese

Tulsa Zoo
Ric Kotarsky
Curator of Wildlife Conservation & Scientific Advancement

Sustainable Tulsa
Corey Williams
Executive Director

Tulsa Botanic Garden
Lori Hutson
Communications & Programs