| July 6, 2010 | The Native Plant Rescue Program of Grand Traverse County, Mich., works with willing landowners to save native plants that would otherwise be destroyed. Teams of volunteers from the community travel to these properties slated for development to identify, properly remove, and transport the native plants. Digs take place in cooler, wetter months of the spring and fall, which is optimal for the plants.
These rescued native plants are then sold at the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s Annual Native Plant Sale or used in conservation projects. Proceeds from the sale support the work of the Grand Traverse Conservation District.
This is a video summarizing the Native Plant Rescue program and some of the amazing native plant species that was put together by Barb Solomonson.