On March 19th, as part of the Plant Southwest Virginia Natives Campaign, the New River Valley Regional Commission partnered with Sustainable Blacksburg, Sustain Floyd, Friends of Peak Creek, Live, Work, Eat, Grow and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation to distribute 1000 native trees and shrubs across the New River Valley. The effort hosted pickup locations in Pulaski, Floyd and Blacksburg and has grown from the previous year when it distributed 200 native trees. The campaign is an effort to increase the awareness, appreciation and application of native plants across the region. The Three main reasons to plant native include: 1. support of wildlife, 2. support of healthy landscape systems, such as clean air, water, food, medicine, and recreation, 3. support of our beautiful home in the Appalachian Mountains. More information about the Plant SWVA Natives Campaign and how you can support native plants can be found here.
If you would like to partner in future distribution efforts and host a pickup location, please contact Nicole Hersch at firstname.lastname@example.org.