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Central Coast State Parks Association

Your donation will help us create a network of support for the Western Monarch as they face a challenging future.

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5th Annual Butterfly Ball: Crystals and Chrysalises

The Octagon Barn in  San Luis Obispo

October 12th, 4-8 pm


Join us for an evening filled with music, food & drink, inspiring presentations, and a silent auction to support western monarch butterfly conservation! This year's gala, themed Crystals, and Chrysalises will directly fund the restoration of The Pismo State Beach Monarch Grove! We hope to see you in your finest greens and golds for this elegant and inspirational evening!

Event Timeline 

4 - 5 pm - Welcome hour 

First drink is on the house!
Silent auction
Live music and dance performances
Beer, wine and delicious appetizers
Virtual Reality headset experience and other activities!

5:30 - 6 pm - Dinner

Delicious Italian buffet dinner by Popolo Catering 

6 - 7 pm - Entertainment, Presentations and Awards

RAD Dance performance
CCSPA’s mission
Donate to protect the Grove!

7 - 8 pm - Dancing and Celebration!

Live music
Silent auction check out!

What are you supporting?
The Pismo State Beach Monarch Grove is one of the most visited western monarch sites in California and held last year's 2nd highest number of overwintering western monarchs! The Grove was listed in the top 50(of the 400 surveys) of California's “most in need of protection and management” overwintering sites by Xerces Society. The Grove is in desperate need of restoration to protect the western monarch,  a species on the brink of extinction.

“Active management of these sites is the key to ensuring that they will support monarchs in the future,” 
Sarina Jepsen, Director of the Xerces Society’s Endangered Species program

Dine, drink, dance and enjoy with us on October 12th, to help us reach our goal of $50,000 and protect this critical Central Coast western monarch habitat!

Your ticket purchase and donations will help:

Remove invasive plants
Increase visitor accessibility by restoring DG pathways
Plant native nectar species 
Prevent trampling by installing new fencing 
And much more…


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The goal of the Butterfly Ball is to raise funds for a program we are launching, the “Western Monarch Trail.” The purpose of this effort is to shine a light on the plight of the Western Monarch population, which has declined more than 90% since the 1990s. This campaign will kickstart political actions as well as provide resources and educational materials that focus on preservation in locations where Western monarchs overwinter, including the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove and other local sites. We will be collaborating with other organizations such as the Xerces Society, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with the hope of rebuilding the population of this valuable species. 

With your help, we will create a network of support for the Western Monarch as they face a challenging future. With their population drastically declining, the recovery of the Western monarch population and the creation of The Western Monarch Trail starts with YOU!

The Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA), in partnership with California State Parks in San Luis Obispo County, supports interpretation, education and volunteer efforts while promoting public awareness and stewardship of our natural resources and cultural heritage. Our organization is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit. We are one of 85 similar cooperating associations across the state who work in partnership with the state parks.

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