Thu, May 18|
Native Plant Event
Join us to learn about the many benefits of native plants and buy some for your landscape!
Time & Location
May 18, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Westfield Nursery, 8320 W Main St, Westfield, NY
About the event
Westfield Nursery and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy are teaming up to provide information on native plants along with the ability to see and purchase them.
Did you know? By planting native flowers, shrubs, and trees, we are helping to provide critical food sources and habitat for declining populations of monarch butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals.
Did you know? All lands are part of a watershed. The water that flows across and through our lands feeds our streams, rivers, and lakes.
Did you know? Rain washes chemicals and fertilizers from those lands into our streams, rivers, and lakes. Once in our waterways, these pollutants fuel the growth of excess algae, which clouds the water and threatens the health of fish and other wildlife.
Did you know? Natural landscapes protect our waters by filtering stormwater and slowing the flow of runoff through our watersheds so they can replenish ground water rather than contribute sediment and pollutants to our lakes and streams. One of the easiest ways for us to reduce our pollution contribution is to replace some of our lawn and typical landscapes with native plants.
In this free native plant event, you’ll learn from Carol Markham, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Conservationist, and the knowledgeable staff at Westfield Nursery, what native plants are and why they are so important for a resilient landscape! And then have the opportunity to purchase some for your own landscape!