at the Kitty Todd Preserve in Ohio.
Native Prairie Plants at the Kitty Todd Preserve in Ohio. © Angie Cole

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The Nature Conservancy Supports Ohio Native Plant Month

Dublin, OH

The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Bill Stanley, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio:

“The Nature Conservancy applauds the recent passage of legislation designating the month of April as “Ohio Native Plant Month.”  The designation increases public awareness of the importance of Ohio’s native plants and animals and the benefits they provide to pollinators, Ohio’s economy, and the health of Ohio’s environment.  

Of the approximately 3,000 plant species known to occur in the wild in Ohio, about 25 percent are non-native and upwards of 100 of those are considered invasive—posing serious threats to our natural areas and well-being through their ability to outcompete our native species.

We thank Representative Scott Wiggam, the bill’s sponsor, and other Ohio policymakers for supporting legislation that underscores the importance of protecting the state’s native plant and animal populations.”

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