Protecting Nature. Preserving Life.
Since 2007, Meijer has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to help our customers identify and choose plants native to our region that will not likely become the next invasive plant taking over the woods and wetlands near our homes.
Meijer and the Nature ConservancyWhat is an Invasive Plant Species?
The term “invasive” applies to the most aggressive species that grow and reproduce rapidly, causing major changes to the woods and wetlands where they become established.What Harm do they Cause?
Invasive species can very quickly overwhelm native plants by reducing the availability of water, nutrients, light, and space. As they take over an area, their presence causes erosion and deprives wildlife of their natural diet and habitat.Why are Non-Invasive Plants Important to Me?
The U.S. spends $137 billion annually on the control and impact of more than 800 invasive species infestations, which is ultimately funded by your tax dollars. This does not account for the value of species extinctions and losses in biodiversity, natural resources for people and nature.How Do I know if a Plant is an Invasive Species?
Let Meijer and The Nature Conservancy help! Identify non-invasive plants at your Meijer store by looking for the Nature Conservancy seal of approval on plant tags.
To learn more about the Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org.