St. Louis Wild Ones donated $1,200 to Shaw Nature Reserve’s Native Plant School for 2016 as part of an ongoing sponsorship and general support. The funds are a continuation of historical monetary donations. In the past, the money was used to underwrite the Native Plant School program. In 2015, the money was used to help pay for the 10th anniversary event. Any remaining funds go toward the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.
Scott Woodbury, Curator of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden, said, “It has been wonderful having Wild Ones St. Louis on board with the Native Plant School program. Together we have brought more than a decade of classes and educational newsletters to our community. Our News from Native Plant School newsletter is now connecting to nearly 2,000 people. I look forward to reaching out to a thousand more in the coming years!”