Peterborough This Week
September 18, 2013
By: Peterborough This Week Staff

PETERBOROUGH — GreenUP is the winner of the North American Native Plant Society’s “Native Plant Garden Award” for 2013.

The organization was selected because of its work around education and conservation of native plants at GreenUP Ecology Park.

The North American Native Plant Society’s (NANPS) awards committee was impressed with GreenUP Ecology Park’s dedicated staff and ongoing efforts to protect and enhance the native flora and fauna within the park. The committee was also excited to learn about the park’s school and community outreach programming, and accomplishments meeting the challenging expectations of a diverse population, while maintaining the integrity of the park on a limited budget.

GreenUP Ecology Park is a five-acre showcase of sustainable landscape ideas and resources. The park is home to display gardens and naturalized areas, a native plant nursery, children’s programs, garden market, skill-building workshops and hands-on displays. The now award-winning park is staffed from May through October.

GreenUP will receive the Native Plant Garden Award at the NANPS annual general meeting on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Markham.