Save the Butterflies student planting event

East Middle School students, along with the help of their science teacher, will team up with local Endangered Species volunteers to plant milkweeds to help save local monarch butterflies.

The event will take place starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Chinquapin Ridge at Mallery Woods, Noblesville Schools’ outdoor education center, 19000 Cumberland Road, Noblesville.

The monarch butterfly population has decreased by 90 percent in the past 20 years. Milkweeds, which are also in decline over recent decades, are essential for monarch survival.