A friend of mine asked me the following: If there was one thing you could accomplish (no holds or impediments), what might that be?
My one goal would be measurable increases in awareness and action related to native plants.
Why? Because native plants can help halt and reverse the global decline of wildlife.
So … what would be some of those “measurable increases in awareness and action,” referenced above?
Measurable increases in the number of people who plant native plants and remove invasive plants.
Measurable increases in the acreage devoted to pollinator habitat and healthy forests.
Increased numbers of registered monarch waystations and registered pollinator gardens (there are multiple national registries).
Increased sales of native plants locally.
Increased number of volunteers involved in invasive plant removal in local parks
Complete removal of specified invasive species from specified areas of the largest local parks (JMF, Cherokee, Iroquois, Seneca, Shawnee, Sawyer).
So … those are a few measurable goals.
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