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Partners For Plants

Partners for Plants

Partners for Plants is a program of The Garden Club of America's Civic Improvement Committee to monitor and conserve rare plants, restore native habitats and remove invasive weeds on federal, state and local public lands. Partners for Plants volunteers have partnered with land agencies to conserve a variety of natural open spaces throughout the United States. Since the program's beginning in 1992, the GCA has funded 210 projects with grant funds ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each. Over the past five years, the GCA has granted $250,000 for P4P.
Coordinated by a GCA member club, each Partners for Plants project is as unique as the group undertaking the task. Volunteers work with professional botanists and land managers who supervise activities and share their knowledge and expertise. Projects can involve inventorying, mapping, monitoring, propagating, and transplanting endangered plants. Requiring a time commitment ranging from days to weeks or even years, each project serves as a catalyst for accomplishing important endangered plant work that in many cases could not have been accomplished otherwise.