Summer Planting Fun!
I pledge to protect water and pollinators with native plants.
Here's how your choices protected our environment!
Stormwater runoff carries loads of pollutants into our waterways - as much as 70% of the total pollution in surface waters according to the EPA.
Native plants help keep that water where it falls, letting it soak into the ground. This is true whether they are in a rain garden, along a shoreline, or used in regular landscaping. Even a 10’ x 10’ area can prevent more than 2.5 pounds of sediment and algae from impacting the streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs we use every day.
At the same time, native plants help provide food and habitat for pollinators.
Great job making personal choices that benefit water!