Volunteers collect native plant seeds which are later used in City natural areas. This is a fun way to get outside this fall, and no prior experience is necessary. Invite your friends, kids and neighbors! Register for one or both events:
Saturday, October 15, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Help us build pollinator habitat at the new North River Hills prairie. Registration is required.
Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Fire Station 1
Learn how to turn your yard into a pollinator haven at this free workshop. This year we are offering a hybrid experience - join us in-person or online! Registration is required.
Native plants historically grew in this area and are adapted to the local climate and soil types. They are part of the local natural community and provide resources for wildlife. Their deep root structures prevent soil erosion, increase soil fertility and moisture-holding capacity, and filter pollution. Native plants will not threaten to take over our natural communities, unlike non-native plants such as European Buckthorn and Purple Loosestrife.
In the home garden, native plants provide the same environmental benefits, in addition to needing very little care once they establish. Growing interest has led to more native plants being offered at local garden centers and native plant markets.
Natural areas have many environmental benefits, but did you know your yard can make a difference too?
Projects that benefit pollinators, water quality and wildlife include:
Visit our resource page to find a project that is right for you!