Celebrating Ohio Native Plant Month

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APRIL IS OHIO NATIVE PLANT MONTH!

 

Q: What is Native Plant Month?  

A: April was designated as Native Plant Month by Ohio state legislature on July 18, 2019.  Introduced by citizen conservation volunteers, the Ohio Native Plant Month organization aims to:

  • Educate the public about the importance of native plants as food to all wildlife, including humans.
  • Facilitate communication across the State of Ohio supporting all native plant activities and events.
  • Provide information on where to buy native plants in Ohio.
  • Support the nursery industry in Ohio by promoting the awareness and sale of native plants.

The Ohio Native Plant Month organization website is chock full of native plant education articles, images, species, vendors and events taking place all over the state of Ohio.  The group also offers interactive tracking of native wildflowers and tree planting challenges.  To view all of the organization's fantastic resources, visit their website, ohionativeplantmonth.org 

Perhaps even more exciting, the Ohio Native Plant Month organization recently gained national traction on March 25, 2021 with the passage of 109 Senate resolution designating April as NATIONAL NATIVE PLANT MONTH!  Read the press release here.

Would you like more information about the organization or how you can get involved?  Representatives from Ohio Native Plant Month will be at Bellbrock Park on Friday, April 23, at 5:30 pm during our first Music Nights in the Old Village to answer all your questions and provide the public with additional resources.  While you're there enjoying a spring evening of music and community, pick up a native tree seedling that you can plant at home for FREE - compliments of Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District with the help of local Bellbrook National Honor Society students.  Quantities are limited.