Thank you for a

Successful Milkweed Planting & Giveaway Event!

A Message from Native Monarchs Founder

I cannot thank everyone enough for showing up to the first-ever (and last-minute) Planting and Milkweed Giveaway Event at Sterling Hills Golf Course on July 2, 2022, sponsored by Native Monarchs.

Native Monarchs was proud to donate native Milkweed plants, nectar plants, and succulents, and volunteers helped install all the plants in record time!

Over 600 native Milkweed plants and many succulent cuttings were given away to community members on Saturday.  An additional 320 plants were donated to the County of Ventura Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, and Native Monarchs continues to receive requests for additional plants for residences and schools.

Displays included:

  • Native Monarchs NPO and mission
  • Sterling Hills Golf Course support for habitat and wildlife
  • Monarch Botanika Skin Care Line – Coming Soon
  • Milkweed Planting Guide
  • Free native Milkweed seed giveaway
  • Monarch & Pollinator Exhibition Garden
  • Monarch Garden Art
  • Tropical Milkweed Ban Letter – County of Ventura Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
  • Importance of native Milkweed plants
  • Southern California Butterfly Guide
  • Ojai Raptor Center support
  • Barn Owl Nesting Box (Donated by Mountain View Golf Club at Sterling Hills)
  • Kestrel Nesting Box (Donated by Mountain View Golf Club at Sterling Hills)
  • Rodenticide Dangers to Wildlife
  • K-cup recycling ideas for succulent propagation
  • Wild Birds Unlimited support
  • Succulent giveaway

Make a Donation

We encourage Milkweed recipients, and all interested in helping the Monarch population make a recovery, to make a donation to Native Monarchs. This funding will be used for planting, educational signage, and promoting planting events like this one.

Thank You to:

  • The Zaruka Family & Lee Harlow, Sterling Hills GC
  • Eddie Santiago & The SH Golf Course Maintenance Team
  • Sterling Hills Golf Club
  • Mountain View Golf Club at Sterling Hills
  • Wedgewood Weddings & Events at Sterling Hills
  • Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Ventura County
  • Monarch Watch
  • Ojai Raptor Center
  • Searle Creative Marketing Group
  • Chris & Lois Zsarnay, Z Studios
  • Monte Amendt Construction
  • Monarch Botanika
  • Monarch Joint Venture
  • Monarch Flyway
  • Sustainable Monarch
  • Monarchs In The Rough
  • Dwight Fujii, Fujii Growers
  • Eric Halvorson Law Practice
  • NextDoor Camarillo, Oxnard & Ventura
  • Wild Birds Unlimited Store

Sterling Hills Golf Course will partner with the Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Ventura County to add additional Monarch & Pollinator habitats by 2023.


Sincere Gratitude,

Chris Amendt, Founder
Native Monarchs