Monarch forest

Copper Mine May Reopen at Monarch Butterfly Roosting Sites

While San Antonio embraces Monarch butterfly mania and its status as the National Wildlife Federation’s first and only Monarch Champion city in the country, our neighbors to the south are considering allowing Mexico’s largest mining company with the country’s worst environmental record to reopen an old copper mine in the heart of the migrating insects’ ancestral roosting sites.

Bexar County Commissioners Court issues a proclamation in support of Mayor's Monarch Pledge to increase pollinator habitat. From left: Grace Barnett, Julian Chavez, Terri Matiella, County Judge Nelson Wolff, County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, County Commissioner Tommy Calvertt, Jr., Monika Maeckle Photo by Scott Ball.

Bexar County Embraces Mayor’s Monarch Butterfly Pledge

Bexar County Commissioners’ Court reinforced San Antonio’s status as the only Monarch Butterfly Champion City in the country Tuesday by issuing a proclamation pledging to work alongside the city and its partners on the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Mayor’s Monarch Pledge to increase pollinator habitat.