April 2024 is National Native Plant Month!!!

| Advocacy

Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay is proud to be one of the 213 organizations supporting the Senate and House Resolutions (almost twice as many as last year), with at least one organization from every state! This is the first year with representation from EVERY state!

2d Session

S. RES. 603

Designating April 2024 as “National Native Plant Month”.


March 20, 2024

Mr. Braun (for himself and Ms. Hirono) submitted the following resolution; which was referred considered and agreed to


Designating April 2024 as “National Native Plant Month”.

Whereas native plants are indigenous species that have
evolved and occur naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, and habitat;

Whereas there are more than 17,000 native plant species in
the United States, which include trees, shrubs, vines,
grasses, and wildflowers;

Whereas native plants help prevent flooding, drought, and
erosion and can help restore damaged ecosystems;

Whereas native plants provide shelter as well as nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds, and other wildlife in ways that non-native
plants cannot;

Whereas more than 200 of the native plant species in the
United States are estimated to have been lost since the
early 19th century;

Whereas habitat loss and degradation, extreme weather
events, and invasive species have contributed to the decline of native plants in the United States; and

Whereas native plants are essential components of resilient
ecosystems and the natural heritage of the United States:
Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) designates April 2024 as “National Native Plant Month”; and

(2) recognizes the benefits of native plants to the environment and economy of the United States.