CARRBORO, NC - The Carrboro Town Council has passed a resolution designating the month of April as Native Plant Month in Carrboro. The resolution recognizes the benefits of native plants to the environment and economy of the town.
Native plants are indigenous species that have evolved and occur naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, and habitat. They are vital for maintaining and restoring the healthy ecosystem needed to sustain our environment, including but not limited to seed dispersal; pollination of crops and natural vegetation; prevention of flooding, drought, and erosion; regulation of disease-carrying organisms; and moderation of weather extremes.
Native plants provide shelter as well as nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds, amphibians, and other wildlife in ways that non-native plants cannot.
While native plants are essential components of resilient ecosystems and our natural heritage, habitat loss and degradation, extreme weather events, and invasive species have contributed to the decline of native plants in North Carolina and Orange County.
Read the full resolution here: https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12575/2023-Native-Plant-Month-Resolution