Native Plant Donation

Why do we plant native species at the Nature Center?

Planting native plants in the park is incredible 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 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. 

Photos by Mariko Kajikawa Photography