Native Grassland Conservancy to help establish local nursery for Quincy Run

March 17, 2015

Winter 2015 Randy Phoebus, founder and director of Native Grassland Conservancy, visited Quincy Run and riparian areas to assist volunteers with seed collection.   What he discovered was that many species are so isolated, due to fragmentation of the greenway, that the resulting lack of genetic diversity has robed them of the ability to reproduce by seed.  Instead some species reproduce by rhisomes, greatly reducing their reach.  Randy proposed establishing a rescue project where by volunteers will raise species from two adjacent watersheds, then introduce the offspring, envigorated by an expanded gene pool, among depleted populations.  We are hopeful that this will begin to re-establish a healthy population of native plants in this watershed. 

 

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