The Friends of South Shore Park needs your help to support our Native Plant Restoration Project. Benefits of native plant restoration include:
- Enhanced natural habitat, ecology and aesthetics.
- The restoration is sustainable – native plant species require less maintenance.
- The project provides an excellent opportunity for community education and involvement at South Shore Park.
The current project area is along the bluff adjacent to the lakefront along the Oak Leaf Trail between the South Shore Park playground and Texas Avenue. The area totals 1.5 acres overall, but has been divided into parts in order to effectively manage the project. Work on the project’s first phase, totaling 0.3 acres, began in 2011.
The great majority of the work is being performed by volunteers. Ongoing maintenance of areas that have been restored will continue through volunteer efforts.
Sponsors are needed to provide funds and/or materials for the restoration including native plants. $2,500 in matching grants is available from the Bay View Neighborhood Association and the Bay View Garden And Yard Society to match your donation. A donation of any amount will make a difference!
The Friends of South Shore Park would like to thank the following community partners without which, our Native Restoration Project would not be possible: