The Lake George Waterkeeper is sponsoring a showing and sale of native plants Saturday, Sept. 10 at Up Yonda Farm on Rte. 9N north of the village.
The event is to provide information on the benefits of landscaping with native species, with the opportunity to buy the plants from five nurseries in the region.
Native plants work extremely well for use to expand stream or shoreline buffers, in rain gardens and for landscaping yards., said Chris Navitsky of the Waterkeeper.
Kathy Bozony, of the agency extolled the advantages of the species.
“Native plants do not require extensive watering, are drought resistant, do not suffer from local insect predation, do not need fertilizers and pesticides to flourish, and are beautiful to look upon,” she said. “In these ways, native plants protect water quality.”