Support wildlife, protect waterways, and save time and money
Once they're established in well-suited sites, many natives thrive without the need for much care, while bringing the beauty of our region's natural areas closer to home.
Native plants are "born and raised" in the local environment; they have grown up together with native wildlife and insects. So including native plants in your back yard or landscaping provides the best food and shelter for the native species that call the Willamette Valley home. Remember, native plants attract native bugs, and native bugs attract native birds and wildlife.
Native plants and healthy yard and garden practices:
- save water, energy, time and money
- keep local streams and rivers healthy
- attract birds, butterflies and beneficial wildlife to your yard
- protect fish and wildlife habitat.
Cultivate backyard habitat for birds, bees and butterflies