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See the Upcoming Events calendar for Austin-area 2015 Texas Native Plant Week activities

On June 16, 2009 Governor Perry signed a bill into law that recognizes the third week in October as Texas Native Plant Week. The bill is intended to emphasize the role of native plants in conservation efforts and to be used as incentive for the Texas education system to teach school children about the importance of native plants. The Native Plant Society of Texas teamed with State Representative Donna Howard to present the bill to the State Legislature. The bill passed unanimously in both houses.


Participating partners:

  • Grow Green Nurseries
  • Travis County AgriLife Extension Service
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • Native Plant Society of Texas

Participating City of Austin departments include: 

  • Austin Resource Recovery
  • Austin Energy: Green Building
  • Austin Water Utility: Water Conservation and Wildlands
  • Libraries
  • Office of Sustainability: Climate Protection
  • Parks and Recreation Department: Urban Forestry, Wildlife Austin, Zilker Botanical Garden
  • Planning and Development Review: City Arborist
  • Public Works
  • Street & Bridge
  • Watershed Protection Department:  Grow Green

Native Plant Society of Texas promotes research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas throughout the state and includes Texas Native Plant Week events on their website.