Native Plant Donation

Why do we plant native species at the Nature Center?

Planting native plants in the park is incredibly important ecologically. Because we are nestled in an urban area, we receive an extraordinary amount of water runoff from all sides. We are constantly battling erosion and invasive species that are washing in from surrounding areas. Planting hardy natives not only restores damaged area, but also helps ensure a lasting Old Growth Forest.

Native plants also provide food and shelter for native wildlife species. These species have grown together for thousands of years, and the presence of these food and shelter species allows for greater biodiversity. 

All donations, big and small, help us to purchase more native plants from reputable local nurseries. If you would like to conduct a planting as part of your group’s volunteer day at the Nature Center, contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

Photos by Mariko Kajikawa Photography