Carleton Place family helping to reverse decline of monarch butterflies

By Tara Gesner, InsideOttawaValley, August 30, 2019 It was a beautiful night to release monarch butterflies in Carleton Place. The local Watson family, consisting of Erin McEwen and Curtis and Amelia Watson, held its third public monarch butterfly release this year on Aug. 29, taking place in the Victoria School Gardens, on the grounds of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

In excess of 100 people turned out for Thursday’s event, with the family using only social media to promote the release. In addition to community members and business leaders, several council and town hall representatives attended.

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