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Native Plants

Sourcing, Choosing, & Growing Native Plants

Native planting helps our local wildlife thrive but also supports our resilience in other ways. Native vegetation is better adapted to local conditions and thus needs significantly less fertilizer and water than non-native vegetation. This results in less impact to our local water quality which means healthier human and natural communities. Planting a variety of native plants helps stabilize soil and reduces erosion from flooding. Native planting can also be useful as a mitigation strategy for climate change, as vegetation can take up carbon from the atmosphere and lock it into its biomass.

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