The Friends of the Wood County Parks will hold a Native Plant Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wood County Fairgrounds, Champion Building, 13800 W. Poe Road.
The plants and shrubs available for purchase are all local genome native species grown by the Stewardship Department of the Wood County Park District. The Friends of the Parks purchase the plants for sale to the community in a fundraiser supporting the parks.
Woody shrubs are $10 each and native forbs are $5 each. Cash, check, and credit are accepted. Plants are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking and entrance are free.
Each year, tens of thousands of native plants are grown by the Wood County Park as part of the environmental conservation efforts. The fall and spring native plant sales support these efforts and allow the community to utilize the benefits of native plants at home.
The benefits of native plants are many: Native plants have long root systems that create drought-resistant and flood-resistant areas, they sequester carbon, filter runoff, replenish soil nutrients and are habitat for pollinators. Bring birds and butterflies to your yard with native plants.
For a list of available plants and shrubs, visit wcparks.org or call 419-353-1897.