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Get Started

Before you get started monitoring, learn the ground rules, tips for finding a site, and what you will need to be a successful MLMP volunteer!


Complete our online training, find an in-person training or trainer near you, or find detailed instructions on how to participate on MLMP activity datasheets.

MLMP Activity Datasheets

Choose from the variety of MLMP activities that most interest you, ranging from weekly monitoring of milkweed habitats for eggs and larvae to tracking survival of monarchs collected in the wild.


Access your user profile to enter MLMP data you’ve collected, or sign up as a new volunteer.

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