NATIVE PLANTS AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
Native plants require an amount of water that is natural and subsequently sustainable in their geographic and climate region.
We are proud to be the first big-box retailer that has partnered with PlantRight in California, a program that raises awareness about ways to keep invasive plant species from entering local ecosystems, and collaborates with the nursery industry to prevent the spread of these species.
Another California program we are proud to partner with is Our Water Our World (OWOW), a collaboration of regional and local water pollution prevention agencies in Northern California. Since 2003, we have worked with OWOW to promote less toxic pest management strategies and products that can help protect local waterways. Today, they are active in 60 of our San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento area stores, assisting customers and training associates on Integrated Pest Management practices.
In the other corner of the U.S., we partner with Maine Yardscaping. Yardscaping educates our customers and associates about healthy lawn care products and techniques that help minimize toxins and polluted runoff entering waterways that are key in Maine’s ecosystems and economy.