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“Native Plant Swap” June 12th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

The Washtenaw County Conservation District (WCCD), with support from the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission’s Office and Ypsilanti District Library, will host a free native plant swap on June 12th, 2022 at the Ypsilanti District Library Whittaker Branch (5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197) between 1 - 2:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come to this potluck style event whether or not you bring a plant to "pass". If bringing native plants from your yard to share, please label them. If you are looking for a few native plants to add to your yard, please investigate your site conditions (sun exposure, soil type, soil moisture) to ensure a good match. Feel free to attend if you’d like to learn more about native plants, practice your identification skills, help others select appropriate plants for their sites, or socialize with native plant enthusiasts! If you would like to help weed and/or install “leftover” plants (starting at 2:15 pm) along the edges of the detention basin and/or pollinator garden at the Ypsilanti District Library, please bring gloves and a trowel.

Interested participants need to register at or by phone (734-302-8715) and minors will need to be accompanied by an adult. If the event needs to be canceled for any reason, such as inclement weather, registered participants will be notified by email at least 12 hours in advance of the event. The event will take place outdoors and participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. Restrooms are available inside the library. WCCD follows CDC, state, and county health guidelines. At the time of this press release, masking will not be required at this outdoor event, but masks will be provided. Participants are asked not to attend if sick or if a known exposure to COVID-19 occurred within 14 days of the event. If these protocols change, registered attendees will be notified.

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