Native Plant Challenge: Calling All Cities to Plant Native
Patrick Fitzgerald | 9/10/2019 | National Wildlife Foundation
When cities and communities consider what trees, shrubs and flowers to plant in parks, streetscapes and city landscapes, they primarily think about:
- Fast Growth
Today, however, more and more communities are planting with a purpose: to help disappearing monarch butterflies, bees, songbirds and other wildlife and to reconnect their cities to the local ecosystem. These efforts are more important than ever in the U.S. as we work to combat the extinction crisis.
These three policy changes at the local level can transform urban and suburban landscapes to create meaningful habitat for wildlife.
- Pass Native Plant Ordinances
- Update Weed and Vegetation Control Ordinances
- Designate No Mow Zones
To learn more about these three policy changes in detail view the entire article.