Healey-Driscoll Administration Launches Fourth Year of Growing Wild Program

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Press Release by Brenna Galvin, DCR Press Secretary
May 31, 2024
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LINCOLN — Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration launched the fourth year of Growing Wild Massachusetts, a program dedicated to engaging residents across the state in the important work of enhancing and preserving pollinator habitats. Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rebecca Tepper, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Brian Arrigo and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner Ashley Randle kicked off this year’s program at Weston Nurseries in Lincoln to encourage customers to shop for native plants.  

“Planting native plants in our gardens is not just about aesthetics – it is a commitment to safeguarding Massachusetts’ natural habitats,” said EEA Secretary Rebecca Tepper. “Through the Growing Wild program, we are partnering with nurseries to transform lawns into a haven for local pollinators. I am eager to join other residents this planting season, planting and nurturing native plants in my own backyard. Together, these actions will ultimately help preserve biodiversity in Massachusetts.”  

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