For the past few years Buena Park Neighbors has cared for a native plant garden at the west entrance to the Buena Avenue tunnel under Lake Shore Drive. Buena Park Neighbors members and volunteers have planted more than 20 species of native plants, including salvia, little bluestem, butterfly weed and coreopsis.
Native plants such as those in the garden provide many benefits to the environment. They provide food and habitat for wildlife and pollinators such hummingbirds, native bees and butterflies. They also typically need less water and fertilizer than other plants. Native gardens also serve as an aesthetic asset and educational tool for the community.
On May 4from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Buena Park Neighbors will hold its spring clean and green at the garden. We will plant more than 40 native perennials, spread mulch, pull weeds and pick up trash. We will also install a permanent sign indicating Buena Park Neighbors’ care for the garden. All tools and materials will be provided. Join us at Marine and Buena as we continue our work to establish this community asset.
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