A time to restore

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A time to restore

Photo by: HUGH NOURSE

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia received a two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to restore native and diverse plant species to five acres of floodplain along the Middle Oconee River. Abandoned greenhouses and support buildings will be upgraded to create growing facilities for native plant species. These plants will be used to reestablish the project habitat and enhance the diversity of the garden’s native plant collection. Plants grown in this facility also wlll be sold, with proceeds benefitting the restoration program.

For more on the garden go to http://www.uga.edu/botgarden.