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Readers React: Easton panel understands importance of native plants

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society applauds Easton’s Environmental Advisory Council for working to revise outdated city rules that call native plants “weeds” (The Morning Call, May 8). The aim is to help native plants flourish to restore balance and diversity to the environment.Native plants are beautiful and provide many benefits. They attract pollinators including butterflies, and they provide nourishment and refuge for birds. Native plants also have strong root systems that reduce flooding and soil erosion. By choosing native plants for yards, parks and public spaces, you can restore vital habitat for birds in our communities and help them adapt and survive in the face of climate change. Audubon’s Plants for Birds program makes it easy for you to have a positive impact. Visit its native plants database to create a customized list of plants native to your area, and connect with us (Lehigh Valley Audubon Society) and local native plant nurseries. Together we can make a better Lehigh Valley for birds, butterflies and people.Barbara MaltAllentownThe writer is vice-president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society.The Morning Call encourages community dialogue on important issues. Submit a letter to the editor here or email letters@mcall.com.Follow @McallOpinion on Twitter and The Morning Call on Facebook.
Source: Morningcall

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