For Immediate Release
January 23, 2007
Spring will be here before we know it! If you’re ready to get a head start, check out Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual spring sale for plants and fish. This event occurs every year as a public service to provide plants to the public at a low cost in an effort to promote conservation.
Some examples of items for sale are:
Eastern white pine – 25 bareroot seedlings - $15.00
Flowering dogwood – 5 bareroot seedlings - $8.00
Shagbark hickory – 3 bareroot seedlings - $8.00
River birch – 1 gallon pot - $12.00
Big bluestem seed – 4 oz. - $6.00
Hummingbird wildflower seed mix – 1/8 oz. - $7.00
Instant rain garden kit – 32 plugs of perennials - $75.00
Plantings help stabilize soil, protect stream banks, prevent erosion, reduce storm water runoff, and attract wildlife. Trees and shrubs can also provide privacy and improve landscape aesthetics.
If pond management is your concern you can stock your pond with recommended species for Ohio. We are selling: largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, flathead minnows, yellow perch, and white amur.
The last day to order trees is March 7th, and the last day to order fish is April 1st. Fish can be picked up on April 3rd, and trees can be picked up April 11th and 12th. Place your order today by calling 614-486-9613 or visiting www.franklinswcd.org to order or download a mail-in form.
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District offers year round information to landowners on a variety of natural resource topics such as soil suitability, storm water runoff, soil erosion, and stream management.
For more information contact Stephanie Suter, Habitat Conservationist, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, (614) 486-9613 ext. 125.