April declared National Native Plant Month
Building on work by the Ohio Native Plant Month, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced legislation designating April as National Native Plant Month.
“From stabilizing soil and filtering air and water to providing shelter and food for wildlife, native plants play an indispensable role in supporting resilient ecosystems as well as in our everyday lives,” said Senator Portman.
“In Hawaii, we know about the importance of protecting native plants, as our state is home to 44 percent of our country’s threatened and endangered plant species,” said Senator Hirono.
“The Great Healthy Yard Project supports Native Plant Month as a way to have beautiful yards without synthetic chemicals, protecting our families’ drinking water,” said Diane Lewis, author and founder of the Great Healthy Yard Project.