Alarmingly, pollinator populations across the state are plummeting. To combat this trend, the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD), the Vilas County LWCD and the Walter E. Olson library, Eagle River, are hosting a Native Flower Transplanting Party from 9 a.m. to noon at the library, 203 N Main Street, Eagle River, on Thursday, Sept. 5.
What are the plants for? Oneida County and Vilas County LWCD’s have been working on several habitat restoration projects throughout the counties, from invasive species affected sites to roadside pollinator habitat. To build rich populations of native plants for these sites, we collect and sow local native seeds. These seedlings are now ready to transplant in individual pots to grow stronger before they are planted in the wild. Join LWCD staff Mariquita Sheehan and Baerbel Ehrig to help “Bee the Change” and take home a complimentary native wildflower.
For more information, call Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department at 715-369-7835 or email [email protected]