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Native Plant Information

Some of Return of the Natives favorite native plants have been compiled and turned into interpretive signs for educational purposes. Feel free to download them (with the link below) and use them in your school or community garden!

Native Plant Signs
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Other Plant Resources

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Information on wild California plants for conservation, education, and appreciation.

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California Native Plant Society - Monterey Chapter

Preserving and protecting California native plants and their habitats

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USDA Plant Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

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California Invasive Plant Council

Cal-IPC works with land managers, researchers, policy makers, and concerned citizens to protect the state's environment and economy from invasive plants.

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The Watershed Institute

The Watershed Institute consists of a direct action, community-based coalition of researchers, restoration ecologists, educators, planners, students, and volunteers.

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Books about Native Plants and Gardening

The California Native Plant Society has a great list of books that provide information about native plants, where to find them and how to grow them!

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Regan Biological & Horticultural Consulting LLC

Offering over 32 years of professional experience with the native flora and fauna of California and an understanding of the regulatory framework for balancing the preservation of sensitive species with the diverse needs of a growing human population

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California Horticultural Society

The California Horticultural Society is an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together gardeners and garden professionals to share experiences. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities for California gardeners and horticulturalists.

Educator's Guide to Marine Debris

Educator's Guide to Marine Debris

This easy-to-use guide is designed to provide maximum flexibility for educators in both form and informal settings. It may be used as a standalone teaching tool, or to supplement lessons in other areas. This guide includes information about marine debris and useful lessons for students in grades K-12, with a focus on STEM objectives. These engaging lesson plans are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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