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Planting Natives in the Spring

Event information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2024

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 or older. (Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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Purple prairie blazing star blooms in a prairie. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for spring planting! Bring bursts of color into your yard year-round with native plants. Learn which plants are best to plant in the spring so you can have beautiful blooms in every season. Discover why natives are a better fit for your yard and how to incorporate them within your budget. Gain confidence dealing with seed germination and the different soil and sunlight requirements that make every yard unique. This is the year to get your native garden growing!

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, April 4: 815-722-9470. 


This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. Four Rivers is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.