Thoughts on Saving the World - from New Jersey, with Love.
Our landscape spaces effect the quality of our entire region's
ecology and, because we rely on our environment for our own health and
well-being, a healthy ecosystem matters. What you choose to plant at home has far-reaching effects on the world around you.
This website is dedicated to increasing awareness of the threat of invasive plants to our natural resources and providing information to help you Save Place. It cannot be done without you!
Native plants are the foundation of a healthy ecosystem. Because all that surrounds us is intimately tied together, when one piece goes missing, many others are affected. Without native plants, our native wildlife can not survive. Without them, our health is threatened. This may seem like an abstract concept but there are many real-world examples about how the health of our local ecology is important to us.
One particularly salient example of unexpected cause and effect: research has suggested that the removal of deer's natural predators is likely responsible for the recent spike of Lyme Disease in people. Hard to imagine why? Check out our pressures page for details. You'll see just how complex living systems are.
Not in our region? Just search "native plants your state" or "invasive species management your state" for more information. There are sure to be people working on this near you.