June 30, 2016 12:34 PM
Xcel Energy is dedicating some of its land to helping restore butterfly and bee habits.
On Thursday, company officials say they will turn seven acres of property near a substation in Monticello into a Monarch Migration Corridor.
They also plan to educate kids at the Monticello Community Center about pollinators and have them help plant seedlings. The planting event is planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, weather permitting.
The planting event is part of the company’s pollinator initiative to plant milkweed and flowers on Xcel Energy-owned property near substations and utility rights-of-way.
In 2015, the company signed a “Pollinator Pledge” that committed at least 50 acres in the St. Croix River Valley to pollinator-friendly habitats.
Updated: June 30, 2016 12:34 PM
Created: June 27, 2016 03:35 PM
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