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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!

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:

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

Event Timeline *Subject to change*

4 - 5 pm - Welcome hour 

First drink is on the house!
Silent auction
Live music and dance performances
Beer, wine and delicious appetizers

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!


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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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