Providing a Regional Native Plant Clearinghouse
With an emphasis on ecological and environmental impacts, we collect, maintain and distribute materials and information related to New England native plant initiatives. As a result, our group aims to serve those who work and volunteer in
• Restoration ecology
• State and federal government
• Municipal public works
• Park and conservation commissions
• Green industries, including nurseries and seed companies
Homeowners and gardening enthusiasts may benefit, as well.
The Long Island Native Plant Initiative, Long Island Botanical Society and Torrey Botanical Society are teaming up with The Nature Conservancy Mashomack Preserve, to host a fall botanical hike through the grasslands at The Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve. The day's botanical journey will begin at the Visitor’s Center and will traverse a wide diversity of coastal and upland ecological communities en-route to the extensive grasslands within the core of the preserve. Fall is the perfect opportunity to examine, experience, and botanize the unique grassland dependent flora, as the native grasses and herbs will be a peak bloom, exemplifying the splendor and beautiful vistas of Mashomack’s grasslands. Fall migration may also provide the opportunity to catch glimpses of more uncommon wildlife during this stroll through one of the region’s most beautiful preserves.