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Jersey Friendly Yards Program Helps Landowners Avoid Invasives
The Jersey Friendly Yards program was developed by the Barnegat Bay Partnership with a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Its website provides a comprehensive online source of information about environmentally friendly landscaping throughout New Jersey. The website brings together multiple resources about the best landscaping practices to help property owners make sound decisions for a healthy environment and a healthy economy.
The web site not only features information about the importance of keeping invasive plants out of planted landscapes (and therefore out of natural areas), it offers a searchable database of Jersey-Friendly plants -- natives and non-invasive non-natives that property owners can explore to find just the right plants for their gardens and yards!
Take a look -- we think you'll love what you find! And pass the word about the site -- the more people who know about this great resource, the better!