Landscape Challenge deadline fast approaching

This blogpost is meant to remind anyone who is eligible for this year’s Landscape Challenge that less than two weeks remain before the May 31 deadline for applications to be submitted.  As mentioned in an earlier blog post, this year’s challenge is open to St. Louis Audubon Society’s Bring Conservation Home (BCH) participants in St. Louis City and County who live outside the Deer Creek Watershed and who did not receive certification.

A beautiful yard landscaped with native plantsThe restriction that the BCH yard visit had to occur before April 1 has been removed, so if your yard visit occurred after that date, your property is now eligible.

BCH participants received recommendations on how to incorporate native plants into their yards and make other modifications to attract wildlife.  The Landscape Challenge winner will get help in filling some of those recommendations in their front yard.  The services of a professional designer, native plants and other landscaping material, and volunteers to install the landscape are all part of the winning package, conservatively valued at $1500 by the sponsoring organizations.
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