Network of organizations
Guided by the philosophy of Lorrie Otto . . .
“If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets, or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar.”
Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.
The Meadow Project’s mission is to educate and raise awareness about sustainable, native, healthy, easy and affordable land care practices that support wildlife and human life.
Our mission is to conserve Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and their habitats.
Audubon Connecticut's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity
Audubon Connecticut information sheets:
The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world, offering opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education. The 30 acre Native Plant Collection features over 300 species and varieties of trees, shrubs and vines native to Eastern North America. The Arboretum is open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk.
Dedicated to conserving New England’s natural landscapes
MACC protects Massachusetts natural resources by supporting Conservation Commissions through education and advocacy
Advocating for responsible stewardship of land and natural resources in landscaping and horticultural practices.
The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Inc., is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island’s native plants and their habitats.
RIWPS provide opportunities to study and enjoy them, encourage and offer guidance in their cultivation and use, educate the public on their ecological and aesthetic values, and support land preservation and practices fostering their natural communities.
(Pictures by Graham Gardner)
Mission: To preserve the biodiversity of Rhode Island’s native plant communities, wildlife, and pollinators, by facilitating the state’s capacity to produce genetically native plants. Rhody Native™ celebrates Rhode Island’s local identity