The Partners for Native Landscaping (PNL) come together each year to present a program with the goal of inspiring and helping individuals to create gardens that are not only beautiful but are also habitats for native wildlife.
BiodiverseCity St. Louis is a community initiative to promote, protect and plan for biodiversity throughout the greater St. Louis Region. Launched in 2012 from the Missouri Botanical Garden, this growing network of biodiversity-focused organizations and individuals is working collaboratively across our bi-state region to improve quality of life for all through actions that welcome nature into our urban, suburban and rural communities. www.BiodiverseCitySTL.org
Grow Native! is a native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Grow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes. Grow Native! aims to significantly increase the demand and use of native plants in the lower Midwest through collaboration with consumers, private industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. www.grownative.org
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District - MSD alone cannot keep the region’s waterways clean. We need the support, resources and actions of concerned citizens, businesses and municipalities to improve local water quality. Since our waterways and sewers are shared public resources, there are many steps that you can take to help maintain both. www.msdprojectclear.org/what-we-do/rainscaping/
Missouri Department of Conservation – One of our priorities is to help citizens connect with fish, forests, and wildlife where they live, through a statewide approach to community conservation. This means providing citizens across the state with opportunities to learn about and experience the outdoors where they live; providing technical assistance to communities and partner organizations to help citizens protect fish, forests, and wildlife; and demonstrating and promoting conservation-friendly development practices in urban settings. www.mdc.mo.gov
Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through native landscaping, ecological restoration, and public enjoyment of the natural world. The Whitmire Wildflower Garden is a place for year-round walking and learning about native landscaping. Garden paths take you through a home gardening area which includes a native perennial garden, rock garden, prairie garden, water garden, woodland garden and rain garden. Over 500 Missouri native plant species are on display. Native Plant School is a monthly series of native landscaping classes held in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. www.shawnature.org
St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home program provides on-site native landscaping consultation and certification services to landowners in the St. Louis metro region. For a modest fee, Habitat Advisors conduct a habitat consultation to identify ways to improve each landscape for the benefit of wildlife and the community and based on the owner’s goals. The owner receives immediate feedback and ideas on-site followed by detailed, written recommendations. www.stlouisaudubon.org/bch/
The St. Louis Community College Horticulture Program is committed to expanding minds and changing lives every day though horticulture. Our program focuses on applied horticulture while providing students hands-on learning experiences utilizing industry best management practices and leading edge technology. We are proud to be recognized as a significant resource for the general public and green industry. www.stlcc.edu/horticulture
Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter is working to educate and inspire the growing community of native plant gardeners in the St. Louis region. The St. Louis chapter is the largest of the 60+ chapters in the US and is nationally recognized as one of the most active. Visit stlwildones.org to participate in the Wild Ones mission of Healing the Earth, one yard at a time.