Preserving native grass and plants


More and more communities are embracing ways to preserve natural habitats. The USDA Forest Service Greenhouse in Marquette was filled today as volunteers helped with seeding native plants and grasses.  The green house has been running for almost 20 years.

The first seeding focuses on grasses native to the Hiawatha National Forest.    Volunteers work carefully to make sure each species of seed gets planted properly, and watered to start the germination process.

Another volunteer session will take place March 5. That event will be a reseeding for any of the cells that didn’t take in this round.

After that point, there will be a seeding date every two weeks until everything is seeded for the season.