Nature Conservation Programming

Join the City of Greer in Saving the Monarch Butterflies

Below are a few tips to start and maintain a healthy habitat:

  • Plant Milkweed (host plant for Monarch eggs and caterpillars)

  • Handpick weeds, Do not use roundup around butterfly gardens and milkweed plants

  • Contact our department, "The Southern Monarch" on Facebook, or local citizens that raise Monarchs if you find a Monarch caterpillar on your plants (Only 1 out of every 100 eggs will become a butterfly if left in the wild)

  • Talk to your HOA/Neighborhood about planting Milkweed inside your retention pond area

  • Consider planting Milkweed on large tracks of land that may go uncut for several months during the spring/summer/fall

Recent Awards & Accolades

Recently, the City of Greer was featured in the Municipal Association of South Carolina's magazine Uptown for June 2024! The article highlights Parks, Recreation & Tourism's efforts to conserve the Monarch Butterfly as well as the partnership between PRT and local garden clubs like the Greer Council of Garden Clubs. Click the button below to read the full article:

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justin miller tending to monarch butterfly eggs
The City of Greer was recognized as a National Community Wildlife Habitat on May 24, 2022.

The City of Greer was recognized as a National Community Wildlife Habitat on May 24, 2022. The certification was two years in the making with 300 individual properties designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

If you are interested in certifying your residential or commercial property, please contact the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. 

Purple Haze Film Screening

Thank you to all who joined us in the private screening and debut release of "PURPLE HAZE", conservation film film for Purple Martins. Be sure to check this film out on other platforms when released and lets do our part in helping the Purple Martins! Contact us today, to learn how. 


Nature Conservation Programming

Nature Conservation Programming