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Fontenelle For. offering free plant to support local ecosystem

Posted at 12:02 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 13:02:02-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you're looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day, Fontenelle Forest is offering a free way to do so which they say will help Monarch butterflies in the process.

From now through Arbor Day (April 27), Fontenelle Forest is offering free Milkweed plants to visitors.

They say while trees are great, they often need to be planted in appropriate places:

"Native flowers are more diverse in where they can (and should) thrive.” said Michelle Foss, manager of stewardship and research at Fontenelle Forest. “Rather than planting trees where they don’t belong, plant native milkweed instead! It’s a safe bet for the ecosystem, and the pollinators will thank you.”

Fontenelle Forest is located in Bellevue at:

1111 Bellevue Blvd. North
Bellevue, NE 68005