You can restore a site to its original condition or protect an area that's already a native plant community. In doing so, you'll perpetuate our natural heritage and ensure that indigenous species thrive.
• Do your homework. To find out what plant species used to grow in and around your community, contact your local wildlife office, a naturalist, or a botanist. Your public library may also be a good resource.
• Find an appropriate site and get permission from a landowner or your municipality to plant there.
• Publicize your plans to convert the area to its original condition. Ask for volunteers. Saving our natural heritage often attracts a lot of interest. This project could be a great opportunity for the community to get involved.