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Letter: Native plants are good for community

To the editor:

Do you want your children to have an uncomfortable world when they grow up? If you do, you would be planting invasive, not native plants. Invasive plants are not good for our community! If you don’t, then you would be planting native plants to make the world beautiful for your children and grandchildren to live in when they grow up. Native plants can be very beautiful. Native plants are important because some animals eat them, and if they don’t eat food they will die! In 1991 groups of children from Churchill School made a difference by helping to restore native plants in Churchill Park. The 3rd Grade students at Churchill School of 2017 hope to get further in restoring native plants in our community. You can help.

One way to increase the number of native plants in your yard is to go to your local store and buy them. Tell the stores that you want to buy native not invasive plants. Next go to your backyard and plant the seeds or seedlings in your garden. Water them every 2 or 3 days. The grown plants can be shared and the seeds can be spread. We have done this in Churchill Park. Some of the plants we think you should plant are Smooth Aster, Virginia Wild Rye, Shooting Star, Little
Bluestem, Oak and Maple tree. We hope that you will help us increase the beautiful and helpful native plants. Please help us now!

Churchill Elementary School third-grade morning STEAM class

Glen Ellyn

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