The Plant Dane! Cost-Share Program Makes Building a Native Garden Affordable
February 09, 2016
Christal Campbell, MAMSWaP Stormwater Education Coordinator, 608-224-3746
Land & Water Resources
The Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership (MAMSWaP) is now accepting plant orders for its 12th annual Plant Dane! Cost-Share Program. Made possible by a gift from the Graham-Martin Foundation, the Plant Dane! Cost-Share Program provides native plants to schools, non-profit organizations, municipalities and residents in Dane County for a fraction of the normal retail cost.
Choose from more than 70 native plant species including butterfly, shortgrass prairie, and rain garden kits. Plants are $1.90 each and all species must be ordered in multiples of four. Program details and order forms are available online at www.myfairlakes.com/plantdane.aspx. All orders with payment must be received no later than March 23, 2016. Plants will be available for pickup at 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison, WI on June 4, 2016.
These plants can be used to create attractive native plant gardens that reduce lawn-maintenance time and costs and beautify your property. Are you new to the world of native gardening? Consider building a rain garden to capture stormwater runoff and protect area lakes, rivers, and streams. Learn how at the Plant Dane! Rain Garden Workshop on Saturday, March 12th. The cost is only $5. The workshop will be held at the Lussier Family Heritage Center and will cover site design and preparation, plant selection, installation, and maintenance. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plant-dane-rain-garden-workshop-tickets-21063002006 or complete the registration form at www.myfairlakes.com/plantdane.aspx . All registrations must be received by March 4th. Information on the Plant Dane! Cost-Share Program will also be shared at the workshop for those interested in ordering plants for their rain gardens.
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