April 18th — 24th: City of Las Cruces Native Plant Week

The City of Las Cruces will proclaim April 18-24, 2021 Native Plant Week!

It will likely be announced at the regular Las Cruces City Council meeting on Monday, April 19. In the meantime, we are looking at media tie-ins to celebrate Native Plant Week: Vic Crane has written a great article about the garden at Dripping Springs; Elaine Stachera-Simon of the Mesilla Valley Audubon Society will put an op-ed together for local news outlets; Marcy Scott will write her monthly Sun-News column on native plant values; Lisa Mandelkern will write about how to photograph native plants; and Joan Woodward will write about native plants and gardens. We are also hoping for radio airtime.

We will provide lists of top hikes for seeing native plants, native plants for gardening, and other lists and information to the local media.

Ideas and suggestions are welcome. Additional details will be forthcoming — stay tuned!