Jack Cook

Saving theMonarch Butterfly, One Milkweed Plant at a Time

by John H. Vargo, Publisher

Ifyou’re walking along the beautiful Peekskill Walkway that overlooks the legendary Hudson River, as hundreds do every day, you may have seen an odd fellow pushing a walker loaded with gallons of water, or sitting on its seat as any normal person in need of a rest might do. Well, that’s Peekskill resident Jack Cook but make no mistake, he’s no normal person, not your average guy. That’s because Jack, along with Bob Walters (retired director of the Science Barge in Yonkers, New York), has made it his mission in life to save the existing milkweed plants growing amongst the shrubbery along the popular Hudson River walkway. The question then is “why?”

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