Adopt a Butterfly!

Did you know you can ADOPT A BUTTERFLY during Fort Umpqua Days?  Stop by the Butterfly Pavilion on September 2nd or 3rd and make a $20 donation.  You can name and release a tagged butterfly to begin its migration south. If your butterfly is located on the route, we’ll send you a message.

You’ll also receive:

  • An adoption certificate
  • Milkweed seeds
  • A butterfly tattoo
  • ECEC bracelet

Can’t make it to Elkton Labor Day Weekend?  Make a $20 donation on line and provide your contact info.  We’ll release your butterfly for you!

(If you want to receive the gift bag, make a $25 gift and include your mailing address.)

Where do they go?

Last year 45 butterflies were adopted and SIX were located in their California wintering grounds:

A6188- Goleta, CA

A6189- Big Sur, CA

A6195- Santa Cruz, CA

A6205- Santa Cruz, CA

B3554- Alameda, CA

B3555- Carpinteria, CA

Make a Difference!

ECEC is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, funded by donations, grants and earned income from sales and site rentals. Annual contributions provide a stable, flexible source of support to ensure that ECEC’s educational programs can continue for years to come and benefit local youth.  When you support ECEC, it has a positive ripple effect throughout our rural economy.

In Kind Wish List

  • Mini fridge for student break room
  • Counter top microwave
  • Men’s full body mannequin (w/head) for Fort display
  • Wheelbarrow
  • 16 16 16 fertilizer
  • Chainsaw
  • Walk behind mower
  • Gas weed eater
  • Shovels, leaf rakes, hoes
  • Reams of 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper (preferably 20 lb; 92 or 96 bright)
  • HP printer cartridges (HP 950 regular or XL black / HP 951 regular or XL multi pack, color)

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