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MICHIGAN

Fernwood Botanic Garden
13988 Range Line Road, Niles, MI 49120
Tel: 616-695-6491
Email:visitor@fernwoodbotanical.org
Web: www.fernwoodbotanical.org
Located on the St. Joseph River, Fernwood includes 105 acres; 25-30 acres are a nature preserve that has been relatively undisturbed for 50 years. Includes native prairie, butterfly, and hummingbird garden, butterfly larvae garden (host plants) and 10 acres of old pasture. Diverse plant communities include upland forest, wetland forest, a fern trail and woodland plants.

Native Plants and Ecosystem Services
This website hosted by Michigan State University explains the role that native plants play in ecosystem services. Its content and links include how to select and grow native plants in Michigan and similar locations for maximum benefit of ecosystem services, especially pest management and pollination. The site features plant fact sheets and regional plant lists.
Web: www.nativeplants.msu.edu

Rain Gardens of West Michigan
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
1007 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
Tel: 616-454-RAIN or 616-451-3051 Fax: 616-451-3054
Web: www.raingardens.org (See also www.wmeac.org )
An environmental education program focused on stormwater education, and on the values of using rain gardens and native plants in the landscape to improve urban and suburban water quality.

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
Promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. There are several chapters in Michigan.
Web: www.for-wild.org/chapters.html#Michigan

Wildflower Association of Michigan
Web:www.wildflowersmich.org
Advocates for and provides education on native plants and native landscaping through an annual conference, its website, its grant program, and a quarterly newsletter.

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
University of Minnesota
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317-0039
Tel: 952-443-1400
Email:Arbpr@umn.edu
Web:www.arboretum.umn.edu
The arboretum's 935 acres include eight native environments comprising maple and basswood forests, restored prairie, oak savanna, ponds, tamarack bog, streams and fields. Wildflowers bloom mid-April though beginning of June. Prairie wildflowers are best mid-July to late September.

Minnesota Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 20401, Bloomington, MN 55420
E-mail: contact.mnnps@mnnps.org
Web:www.mnnps.org
Publications: quarterly newsletter, regional wildflower guide.

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center
602 State Highway 210 East, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Tel: 218-988-4480
Fax: 736-0941
Email:prairiewet@fws.gov
Web:www.fws.gov/midwest/pwlc
Dedicated to public education about the wetlands and prairie of the Prairie Pothole Region. Nature walks, workshops.

MISSISSIPPI

The Crosby Arboretum
Mississippi St. University, 370 Ridge Rd., P.O. Box 1639, Picayune, MS 39466
Tel: 601-799-2311 Fax: 601-799-2372
E-mail:drackett@ext.msstate.edu
Web:www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu
Arboretum displaying native species of Mississippi.

Mississippi Native Plant Society
111 North Jefferson Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Tel: 601-354-7303

Mynelle Gardens
4736 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209-2402
Tel: 601-960-1894
Web:city.jackson.ms.us/Visitors/mynelle.htm
Former private property and gardens opened to public in 1973. Includes an island, bridged to the grounds, and two houses from original landowners. Wildlife sanctuary and songbird haven.

MISSOURI

Grow Native!
Missouri Department of Agriculture, PO Box 630, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: 573-522-4171 or 573-522-4170
Web:www.grownative.org
The Grow Native! program helps protect and restore Missouri's biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use.

Missouri Native Plant Society
PO Box 20073, St. Louis, MO 63144-0073
Web:www.missourinativeplantsociety.org
Publishes a series of fact sheets available through their web site.

MONTANA

Montana Arboretum & Gardens
Montana State University, W. College Ave. and S. 11th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59717
Tel: 406-994-5048
Small arboretum on campus includes native plants from north Rocky Mountain region. Many established large specimens. Xeriscape garden. Many native plants from plains and drier areas of the state.

Montana Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 8783, Missoula, MT 59807-8783
www.umt.edu/mnps
A variety of publications and information related to landscaping with natives, available through their web site.

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Native Plant Society
David Sutherland, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182
Web:www.unl.edu/nebnps/NNPSindex.html

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
P.O. Box 830715, Lincoln, NE 68583-0715
Tel: 402- 472-2971
Web: arboretum.unl.edu
A network of arboretum sites, parks, historic properties and other public landscapes located in dozens of communities across the state.

NEVADA

Desert Demonstration Gardens
3701 W. Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89153
Tel: 702-258-3205
www.lvvwd.com/html/spec_proj_gardens.html
The Desert Demonstration Gardens were founded in 1982 as the Kiwanis Water Conservation Park, then renovated in 1990 and renamed. Dedicated to water conservation through education and demonstration of water-efficient landscaping.

Mojave Native Plant Society
8180 Placid Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Nevada Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 8965, Reno, NV 89507-8965
Web:heritage.nv.gov/nnps.htm

 
   
 
 
     
 

 

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