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Hirono, Braun Introduce Resolution Designating April 2023 as National Native Plant Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating April 2023 as “National Native Plant Month” and recognizing the importance of native plants to environmental conservation and restoration, as well as in supporting a diversity of wildlife.

“There are thousands of native plant species in the U.S. and Hawaii is home to over 40 percent of our country’s threatened and endangered plant species,” said Senator Hirono. “In Hawaii, native plants are crucial to the islands’ history, culture, and environment, which is why our communities prioritize the preservation of our unique biodiversity. I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution recognizing April as National Native Plant Month and I encourage people in Hawaii and across the country to learn more about their local native plants and explore opportunities to preserve these valuable species.”

“As a lifelong outdoorsman, I know that native plants are key to the conservation of our environment and the preservation of biodiversity,” said Senator Braun. “Indiana is home to over 1,700 native plants, so I’m proud to join in the effort to designate April as National Native Plant Month.”

The full text of the resolution is available here.

The resolution has gained widespread support across the country from national and regional organizations, including: Center for Plant Conservation; Keep America Beautiful; National Audubon Society; National Parks Conservation Association; National Wildlife Foundation; Native Plant Society of the United States; The Garden Club of America; The Great Healthy Yard Project; The Nature Conservancy; Wild Ones: Native Plants; Native Plant Trust; Pollinator Partnership, Great Lakes Region; Southeastern Grasslands Institute; The Wilderness Center; Weed Wrangle; Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

It has also been endorsed by organizations from 49 states, including: Friends of Birmingham; Botanical Gardens; Little Garden Club of Birmingham (GCA); Alaska Botanical Gardens; Alaska Invasive Species Partnership; Alaska Master Gardeners Anchorage; Alaska Native Plant Society; Anchorage Soil & Water Conservation District; Arizona Native Plant Society; Wild Ones Ozark Chapter; California Botanic Garden; Denver Botanic Garden; Native Plant Trust, Connecticut; University of Delaware, Dr. Doug Tallamy; Florida Native Plant Society; Georgia Native Plant Society; Green Gardens Education and Designs; Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs; Boys & Girls Club of Hawai'i; Conservation Council for Hawai'i; Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement; Kamehameha Schools; Kanaeokana; Kua'?ina Ulu 'Auamo; Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle; Laukahi: The Hawai'i Plant Conservation Network; National Tropical Botanical Garden; Papa Ola L?kahi; Partners in Development Foundation; The Garden Club of Honolulu; The Outdoor Circle; Idaho Native Plant Society; The Illinois Native Plant Society; Illinois Prairie Chapter for Wild Ones; Gibson Woods Chapter of Wild Ones; Hoosier Environmental Council; Indiana Native Plant Society; Indiana Nature LLC; Indiana Wildlife Federation; Save the Dunes; State of Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management; Wild Ones South Bend Chapter; Iowa Native Plant Society; Loess Hills Wild Ones; Deep Roots, Inc.; Native Lands Restoration Collaborative; Vinland Valley Nursery; Kentucky Native Plant Society; Louisiana Native Plant Society; Horticulture Society of Maryland; Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club; Wild Ones Nation's Capital Chapter; Camden Garden Club; Native Plant Trust, Maine; Wild Ones - Arrowhead Chapter; Wild Ones Midcoast Maine; Wild Seed Project; Native Plant Trust, Massachusetts; Friends of Buck Creek; Michigan Wildflower Farm; Native Plant Guild; Plaster Creek Stewards, Calvin University; Wild Ones Mid-Mitten Chapter; Minnesota Native Plant Society; Wild Ones Prairie Edge Chapter; Mississippi Native Plant Society; 3GFarm; Cass County Sustainability Committee; Deep Roots, Inc. (also in Kansas); Gaylena's Garden; Hartke Nursery; Missouri Wildflowers Nursery; South Grand River Watershed Alliance; Sugar Creek Gardens; Sunflower Goddess; The GardeNerd; The Missouri Prairie Foundation; The Westport Garden Club (GCA); Montana Native Plant Society A; Nebraska Native Plant Society; Nebraska Statewide Arboretum; Nevada Native Plant Society; Native Plant Trust, New Hampshire; Native Plant Society of New Jersey; Wild Ones New Jersey Gateway Chapter; Native Plant Society of New Mexica; New York Botanical Garden; North Carolina Botanical Garden; The North Carolina Native Plant Society; Wild Ones Charlotte Piedmont Chapter; Aullwood Audubon, Dayton; Big Creek Connects; City of Munroe Falls; Civic Garden Center; Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District; Federated Garden Clubs, Cincinnati and Vicinity; Keep Ohio Beautiful; Klyn Nurseries, Inc.; Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity; Laurel Garden Club; Medina County Park District; Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio; Nature Scoop; Ohio Environmental Council (OEC); Ohio Native Plant Month; Save Ohio Bees; Pennsylvania Native Plant Society; Native Plant Trust, Rhode Island; South Carolina Botanical Garden; SD Association of Conservation Districts; South Dakota Grasslands Coalition; Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center; Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance; Wild Ones Middle Tennessee Chapter; Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center; Native Plant Society of Texas; Utah Native Plant Society; Native Plant Trust, Vermont; Foundation of the State Arboretum; Wild Ones Appalachian Highlands Chapter; Wild Ones Richmond Virginia Chapter; Washington Native Plant Society; Lubeck Acres Garden Club; Lubeck School Conservation & Garden Club; West Virginia Native Plant Society; Aldo Leopold Foundation; Wyoming Native Plant Society.

“The Ohio Native Plant Month organization commends Senators Hirono and Braun for the passage of a senate resolution to designate April 2023 as National Native Plant Month,” said Nancy Linz, President and Co-Founder of the Ohio Native Plant Month, Founder, National Native Plant Month. “To save our planet we must protect the health of our water, air, and soil. To save wildlife we need to provide them with ample food and shelter. Given our native plants have evolved over time alongside local wildlife, many caterpillars, insects, pollinators, birds, and other animals, depend on native plants for their food and survival. This legislation provides an annual platform to help educate the public about the importance of native plants, and encourages all landowners to plant more native plants to feed wildlife.”

“Keep America Beautiful is proud to offer continued support of the National Native Plant Month resolution,” said Jenny Lawson, President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “The Great American Cleanup, celebrating its 25th year this Spring, works to make our communities more clean, green and beautiful.  Native Plant Month helps draw attention to the importance of these species to a healthy environment.”

“Thank you Senators Hirono and Braun for introducing a resolution to recognize April as "National Native Plant Month,” said Jesse Walls, senior director for government affairs, National Audubon Society. “The modern world presents numerous challenges to birds, including pollution, habitat loss and a changing climate. Native plants support birds and other wildlife, providing food, shelter, and nesting sites. Because they are adapted to local conditions, native plants require less water and don’t need pesticides or fertilizers to thrive. We hope this resolution will encourage people to use more native plants, which will benefit their communities and the birds and other wildlife that share them.”

“Native plants in our national parks like the whitebark pine at Yellowstone and seagrasses at Everglades are vital to the wildlife that rely on them for food, shelter and protection,” said Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association. “But more frequent and severe floods, wildfires, hurricanes and droughts due to climate change are challenging our park’s native species like never before, putting entire ecosystems at risk. The bipartisan National Native Plant Month resolution is critical to helping our parks combat these impacts and prevent some of our most iconic plants and animals from being lost forever. We commend Senators Braun and Hirono for their leadership in getting this resolution over the finish line, and their continued support for our national park’s native plants.”

“Native plants support the local ecology and provide vital nutrients for pollinators like monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and more,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, Senior Director of Community Wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation. “We fully support Senators Mike Braun and Mazie Hirono’s resolution to designate this April as National Native Plant Month and we encourage everyone at home to take action this April. It’s as easy as incorporating native plants into gardens and landscaping this spring, the smallest actions can make the biggest difference for our communities.”

“The Garden Club of America (GCA) commends Senators Hirono and Braun for the passage of a renewal resolution to designate April as National Native Plant Month,” said Debbie Oliver, President of The Garden Club of America. “Since all life on earth depends on the health of our planet, and plants are the foundation of life, legislation of this type is very important. Our ecosystems benefit from native plants – stabilizing soil, filtering water, cleaning air, and supporting pollinators and wildlife. The GCA is committed to preserving and expanding our system of richly varied natural habitats and protecting native plant biodiversity. This official designation will create an opportunity to educate gardeners about the benefits of using native plants and, hopefully, result in more native plants being introduced into local landscapes.”

“The Great Healthy Yard Project applauds the adoption of Native Plant month as a way to change the aesthetic of American yards,” said Diane Lewis, M.D. Author and Founder of the Great Healthy Yard Project. “With native plants Americans can have more beautiful yards without synthetic chemicals. Since these chemicals wash from our yards into our drinking water, this is one of the best ways to protect our water and our families’ health. Especially now with the stress of the pandemic, and climate related issues impacting every region of the country, this is a wonderful time for natural gardening with native plants. It is  enjoyable, and helps the environment, our families, and wildlife.”

“We applaud Senators Hirono and Braun for their resolution to make April 2023 National Native Plant Month,” said Tom Cors, Sr. Director of Legislative Affairs at The Nature Conservancy. “At a time when our planet faces the crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, native plants’ role as lynchpins of local ecosystems has never been more important. Congress must mark this recognition by advancing policies and investments that will preserve native species' and the benefits they provide for both people and nature.”

“Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities,” said Jen Ainsworth, Executive Director of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes. “Recognition of a Native Plant Month supports education and advocacy efforts in many organizations to restore native ecosystems and support all of our efforts to heal our planet.”

“On behalf of our members in New England and across the country, Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization, enthusiastically supports designating April as National Native Plant Month,” said Debbi Edelstein, Executive Director of Native Plant Trust. “With the accelerating crises of climate change and loss of biodiversity, we need to raise public awareness of the importance of native plants in ensuring healthy, fully functioning landscapes —and in securing the food chain that leads to our own dinner tables. National recognition can bolster our efforts to conserve, grow, and educate people about the native plants of our region.”

“Native plants are critical to the diet and life cycles of many bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife,” said Amber Barnes of Pollinator Partnership, Great Lakes Region. “Not only do these plants beautify and diversify our landscape, they also help clean our air and water, sequester carbon, stabilize soils, feed imperiled wildlife, and so much more. Protection, support, and education regarding the importance and benefits of native plants is paramount to the future success of pollinator conservation in the United States. Pollinator Partnership supports Senators Portman and Hirono in their resolution to designate this April as National Native Plant Month and thanks them for their continued efforts to raise awareness about the critical role these species play in our landscaping and natural areas.”

“There are more than 25,000 native plant species in the United States and our organization is concerned with approximately 7,500 that occur within the greater southeastern U.S.,” said Dwayne Estes, Executive Director of the Southeastern Grasslands Institute. “Of this number, approximately 4,000 grow in our southeastern U.S. grassland ecosystems (prairies, savannas, glades, barrens, meadows). The wildlife dependent on these ecosystems depend on having healthy populations of native plant species. Furthermore, because we have lost >95% of southeastern grassland ecosystems, any hope of restoring these ecosystems to provide critical wildlife habitat, to make landscapes more resilient, to enhance water quality, etc., all depend on having access to native plant materials on the market produced by native plant farmers.”

“Weed Wrangle®, is thrilled to support National Native Plant Month,” said Cayce McAlister of the Garden Club of Nashville, Coordinator, Weed Wrangle®. “We believe we would have a healthier ecosystem, if we were not being overrun with non-native invasive plants. We educate volunteers with hands on removal projects in public parks and green spaces and encourage the replanting of native plants to increase biodiversity.”

“Permanently preserving land means the habitat that native plants and wildlife will be protected now and for future generations,” said Rich Cochran, President and CEO of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. “Ohio is home to many special plant species indigenous to our region, and providing a thriving habitat is critical to ensure they prosper. At Western Reserve Land Conservancy, our stewardship of conserved landscapes includes removing invasive species and ensuring they don’t return. We applaud Sens. Hirono and Braun for their recognition of the importance of a healthy, native landscape by reintroducing their resolution declaring April as National Native Plant Month.”

“Native plants are an integral part of regional ecosystems that do not follow political boundaries,” said Mike Monterusso, Executive Director at the Alaska Botanical Garden. “Conserving and promoting these plants promotes healthy communities of all types and at every level.”

“Designating a National Native Plant Month each and every year is a way to increase public recognition of the necessity of native plants for healthy ecosystems and communities,” said Elizabeth Bluemink, President of the Alaska Native Plant Society. “In Alaska, we need native plants in our landscape to support local pollinators and other wildlife, and for other important reasons, including Alaska Native food sovereignty and food security.”

“Denver Botanic Gardens supports the resolution to designate April as National Native Plant Month,” said Jennifer Neale, Director of Research & Conservation at the Denver Botanic Gardens. “Native plants are those best suited to our local climates and support native insects and wildlife. We connect people with plants, native plants in particular, through our horticultural displays, educational programming and scientific studies. We should all celebrate our native plants and the unique beauty they bring to our local landscapes.”

“Native plants are the most powerful tool in our conservation tool box; without increasing their use and protection, we will fail in our conservation efforts,” said Dr. Doug Tallamy from the University of Delaware. “National Native Plant Month will help spread this important message. We can restore biodiversity and ecosystem function one person at a time – please plant natives and get on the Homegrown National Park™ MAP”

“At the National Tropical Botanical Garden, we are committed to the perpetuation of Hawai?i’s irreplaceable native plants,” said Janet Mayfield, CEO and Executive Director of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii. “These species are at the very foundation of our ecosystems, the livelihoods of our communities, and the essence of culture. Dedicating a month to native plants across the country is a great way to foster appreciation and inspire action for these increasingly imperiled species that are critical to life on our island home—from the ??ina of Hawai?i to the entire planet.”

“On behalf of The Garden Club of Honolulu, a member club of the Garden Club of America, we strongly support Hawaii's initiative to observe April as Native Hawaiian Plant Month,” said Kitty Wo, President of The Garden Club of Honolulu. “We encourage all citizens, schools, and other organizations in our state to plant native trees, foliage and flowers to perpetuate and preserve the uniqueness of our cultural heritage and to sustain the beauty and diversity of our island home.”

“The Indiana Native Plant Society is excited to support the Resolution designating April 2023 as National Native Plant Month,” said Coralie Palmer, President of the Indiana Native Plant Society. “Native plants are key to supporting biodiversity, which is in steep decline. Conserving and increasing native plant populations is vital. We thank Senators Hirono and Braun for supporting this legislation.”

“Our organization, State of Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM), supports the resolution to make April 2023 National Native Plant Month,” said Will Drews, Chair of the State of Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management. “Native plants are some of the species most impacted by invasive species. Native plants in Indiana (like majestic bur oak trees and the captivating royal catchfly wildflower) are species we try to use, as an organization, to captivate landowners around the state about the beauty of Indiana's natural areas and a reason to manage invasive threats. In addition, a lot of invasive plants were initially introduced intentionally for horticulture, agriculture, or conservation. If only we had promoted the use of native plants as alternatives, we would have a lot fewer invasive plant threats to deal with now. We appreciate your willingness to bring this important resolution to the senate floor.”

“The Kentucky Native Plant Society is in full support of the Senate resolution to designate the month of April as National Native Plant Month! Native plants are essential to both the well-being of our natural ecosystems and the public enjoyment of these native ecosystems,” said Jeff Nelson, President of the Kentucky Native Plant Society. “This resolution is in full alignment with our organizational purpose to promote conservation of native plants and natural plant communities and to promote public education in botanical science.”

“The Montana Native Plant Society supports the resolution in the Senate designating the month of April as National Native Plant Month,” said Patrick Plantenberg, Montana Native Plant Society President. “THE GOALS of the Montana Native Plant Society are to preserve, conserve, and study the native plants and plant communities of Montana, and to educate the public about the values of our native flora.”

“Nevada is home to more than 2,800 native species of flowering plants, making it the 10th most botanically diverse state in the nation,” said Emma Wynn, Vice President of the Nevada Native Plant Society. “Much of this diversity is found in relatively small "islands" within the "oceans" of sagebrush, greasewood, or creosote bush that greet the eyes of most highway travelers. Such islands include more than 300 named mountain ranges in the state, the highest reaching over 13,000 feet above sea level; isolated springs and wetlands, some with very ancient roots; sand dunes large and small; and pockets of unusual soils weathered from the state's rich geologic heritage. About 300 native Nevada plants, including most of our endemics, are considered vulnerable enough to extinction to be of conservation concern.”

“The Native Plant Society of New Jersey strongly supports the bipartisan Senate Resolution to make April 2023 National Native Plant Month,” said Randi V. Wilfert Eckel, President of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. “Native plants are vitally important to our nation's ecosystems because they are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals.”

“On behalf of The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), we applaud your efforts to again designate April as National Native Plant Month,” said Aaron Bouska, Vice President for Government and Community Relations at The New York Botanical Garden. “We wholeheartedly endorse this effort, and commit to educating the public about native plants year-round, but especially in the month of April. Since our founding in 1891, NYBG has been an advocate for the plant kingdom. Native plants are featured throughout our 250 acres in the densely populated borough of the Bronx, and featured in our very own Native Plant Garden. This 3.5-acre garden celebrates the beauty of plants native to the American Northeast. Nearly 100,000 native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, and grasses were planted in a carefully planned contemporary design that harmonizes with the natural landscape. Many of the plants in the Native Plant Garden provide shelter and sustenance for wildlife, making this garden a magnet for squirrels, chipmunks, frogs, and a colorful array of birds and butterflies. This garden also serves as a serene oasis for urban families wishing to learn more about sustainable practices and the benefits of native plant use in their own homes and communities. As we turn the corner into spring, NYBG applauds your efforts and will uphold your statement that “native plants are essential components of resilient ecosystems and our natural heritage” in our practice and public education. Should there be anything further that you need from us your endeavor, please do not hesitate to have your staff contact me directly.”

“The North Carolina Native Plant Society applauds the sponsoring Senators’ interest in environmental awareness, and supports your proposal to designate April 2023 as ‘National Native Plant Month,’” said Ken Bridle, President of the North Carolina Native Plant Society. “As a next step, our Society also encourages the development and/or support of legislation that would address the causes of native plant decline.”

“Native plants support dozens of wildlife species including birds and insects,” said Alexis R. Faust, Executive Director of Aullwood Audubon, Dayton, Ohio. “They also provide food for our bees, who pollinate our food crops. Without bees, we will not be able to continue to feed the world's population. We need native plants in order to continue to flourish.”

“Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District supports the resolution to designate April as National Native Plant Month,” said Kristin Hall, Executive Director of Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. “Not only do native plants provide resources for local fauna but they often have long root systems that can penetrate the soil up to 20 feet, increasing the ability of soil to absorb and retain stormwater, while increasing organic matter and providing food for microbes in the soil. Practices like shrinking lawns and swapping out invasive plants like the Bradford/Callery Pear Tree for native alternatives will help support conservation in our communities for years to come.”

“As part of the Green Industry in Ohio we support the senate resolution to designate the month of April as National Native Plant Month,” said Bill Hendricks, President of Klyn Nurseries, Inc. “It is important to raise the awareness of native plants and the role they play in providing a healthy environment for pollinators and birds.  Through education we can show people that native plants are not only functional but can add beauty to their landscapes.”

“The Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership (LEAP) is a consortium of conservation-related organizations, located in the glaciated Allegheny plateau, dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity in the region,” said Renee Boronka on behalf of the Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership. “Our members are concerned about the threat of invasive species and strive to recommend and promote the use of native plants in small backyard landscaping as well as in large scale habitat restoration projects. We applaud and fully support Senators Braun and Hirono in bringing this Resolution forward. By recognizing National Native Plant Month, we direct attention to the serious threat of invasive plants and highlight the ecological importance of native plants in our landscape.”

“The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio, the founding chapter of the Ohio Native Plant Society, is proud to support Senator Hirono and Senator Braun for co-sponsoring a resolution to make April National Native Plant Month,” said Judy Barnhart, President of the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio. “The resolution follows along with our goals and mission: Promote conservation of Native Plants and Natural Communities through habitat protection and other means; Foster public knowledge and appreciation of native plants; Support natural landscaping; Raise awareness of the ethical issues regarding native plants; Encourage surveys and research into native species and the publication of findings; and Promote cooperation with other programs and organizations concerned with the conservation of natural resources.”

“Our native plants are cornerstones of our environment, and crucial to the health and success of pollinators, wildlife, and our economy,” said Nathan Johnson, Public Lands Director for the Ohio Environmental Council. “The Ohio Environmental Council applauds Senator Hirono and Senator Braun for their leadership in recognizing and celebrating America’s natural heritage and ecological bounty. Let’s make April 2023 National Native Plant Month and let’s get planting!”

“One in four North American bee species currently face the threat of extinction,” said Tracy Teuscher, Founder of Save Ohio Bees™. “Native flowering plants, including herbs, shrubs, and trees, are vital to sustaining native pollinators, complex ecosystems, other wildlife, and the food web. Native plants can also contribute to nature-based climate change strategies by sequestering carbon, preventing erosion, conserving water, and cooling the atmosphere. April’s designation as National Native Plant Month highlights the interdependence of native plants, human health, and ecological health across every bioregion and every landscape. Thank you to Senator’s Hirono and Braun for spearheading the passage of this important resolution.” 

“Summit Soil and Water Conservation District (SSWCD) supports the resolution to designate April 2021 as National Native Plant month,” said Brian Prunty, District Administrator. “Native plants are extremely crucial on several levels. They provide nutrient rich food and habitat for our native animals and insects, they do not require fertilizer or watering, increase soil structure, organic matter, soil health and infiltration of surface water which reduces downstream flooding.”

“The Dawes Arboretum is excited with the passage of the Senate resolution that establishes April as National Native Plant Month,” said Luke Messinger, Executive Director of the Dawes Arboretum located in Newark, Ohio. “This resolution helps bring greater awareness to the essential role native plants play in our everyday lives. As an Ohio Native Plant Learning Center, The Dawes Arboretum looks forward to celebrating National Native Plant Month with expanded educational opportunities that promote an appreciation and understanding of Ohio native plants.”

“The Nature Conservancy thanks Senators Braun and Hirono for their efforts to gain Senate approval of the resolution naming April 2023 National Native Plant Month,” said Rebecca Mellino from The Nature Conservancy. “Ohio’s native plants aren’t just beautiful and diverse; they are hardier, require less water and no pesticides or fertilizers. They also support an abundance of pollinators, which are vital to our nation’s food production through pollination and pest control. Native Plant Month is an important tool for raising awareness of the true benefits Ohio’s natural environment provides and we are so pleased to see it supported by Senators Braun and Hirono.”

“Our country’s indigenous plants are the core of so many unique and important ecosystems found here and nowhere else on earth, and they support vast food webs of pollinators, birds and other wildlife,” said Lee H. Clippard, Executive Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “This kind of national recognition shines an important light on our native plants and can inspire citizens to conserve them in native habitats as well as plant them in their home gardens to create vibrant landscapes across the country.”

“The Native Plant Society of Texas enthusiastically supports the designation of April 2023 as National Native Plant Month,” said Meg Inglis, Executive Director of the Native Plant Society of Texas. “Our mission as a statewide nonprofit organization is to promote the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example. National recognition of the importance of maintaining native plant communities and limiting invasive plants is essential for promoting the resilience of our planet’s ecosystems. La Sociedad de Plantas Nativas de Texas apoya con entusiasmo la designación de abril de 2023 como el Mes Nacional de las Plantas Nativas. Nuestra misión como organización estatal sin fines de lucro es promover la conservación, la investigación y la utilización de plantas nativas y hábitats de plantas de Texas a través de la educación, la divulgación y el ejemplo. El reconocimiento nacional de la importancia de mantener las comunidades de plantas nativas y limitar las plantas invasoras es esencial para promover la resiliencia de los ecosistemas de nuestro planeta.”

“The Washington Native Plant Society applauds the designation of April as National Native Plant Month and looks forward to emphasizing the importance of our country's native flora and its relationship to our native pollinators, our wildlife, our environment, and ultimately, ourselves,” said Denise Mahnke, Business Manager of the Washington Native Plant Society. From 2004–2019, Washington State proclaimed a week-long celebration of native plants. Starting in 2020, this grew to a month-long Native Plant Appreciation Month: events, field trips, educational opportunities, and other activities statewide to encourage people to engage with Washington's natural heritage. The Washington Native Plant Society, founded in 1976, strives with its partners to create programs and resources about native plants for everyone, to become more inclusive, and to build leaders in support of its mission to promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats through study, education, and advocacy.”