Wild Ones Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
We will raise public awareness regarding the benefits that native plants, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses, offer in a variety of settings so landscaping with native plants becomes the norm rather than the exception.
We will convince the general public that including native plants in home and public landscapes is aesthetically pleasing and healthier for our environment, and that reducing unnecessary turf grass reduces storm-water runoff and unnecessary use of water, fuel, and lawn chemicals. We will see the use of native plants extend into an increasing number of areas where plants touch the soil – applications such as agriculture (pollinator support) and public places.
We will join forces with others to preserve native plants and biodiversity from loss due to development and other forces, including displacement by non-native invasive plants.
Started as a “seedling” in July 2021, we became an official Wild Ones chartered chapter just one month later, in August of that year. Our local Western Pennsylvania Area Chapter of Wild Ones serves 13 counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Washington, Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Crawford, Clarion, Armstrong, and Venango. We also welcome our eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia neighbors to join us!
Our goal is to spread the word about the importance of planting natives in your own garden and community. We are a group filled with kind, curious, and welcoming native plant lovers, from novices to long time experienced native plant gardeners.
Learn more about our Western PA Area Chapter, benefits of membership, and how we are working with our local community.
Not in an area served by a chapter? Please consider joining Wild Ones as a member at large and starting your own seedling chapter. It’s easy!