Milkweed for Monarchs Collection

Welcome to the 2018 Milkweed Collection Page, please note the important update on the collection below!



We had a great turnout we had for the 2017 Milkweed for Monarchs collection! Thanks to all who participated, we had many wonderful collectors across the state!


What is the MNL Milkweed Collection?

New for 2018: MNL will not be paying for milkweed pods this year. We have created many valuable partnerships through our collection, and have plenty of milkweed seed coming in. Please allow the milkweed to spread on your property, or consider bringing some in to a partner hub location to donate – ALL donated pods will be cleaned and the seed will be given back to the community through various non-profit organizations and county offices. 


Collection bags will be available at Partner Hub locations starting Wednesday, September 19th. Please see the hours listed below for each location. Call MNL with any questions relating to the Milkweed Pod Collection (763)295-0010


MNL will be open for pod drop off Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm at our Otsego and Foley locations. Please call to arrange weekend or after hours drop off at these two locations only. 

MNL Otsego

MNL Foley


Partner Hub Locations: Please contact only during listed hours:


Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District: Little Canada, MN

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Map to RWMWD office – click here


Chisago SWCD: North Branch, MN

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Map to Chisago SWCD office – click here


Aitkin  SWCD: Aitkin, MN

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Map to Aitkin SWCD office – click here


Scott SWCD: Jordan, MN

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Map to Scott SWCD office – click here


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