As you may be aware, this Spring the State created the Statewide Ecological Extinction Task Force, whose charge is to examine and suggest recommendations to curb the loss of plants and animals which are native to Delaware.
Our member Bob Thornton presented a slideshow last week about the successes and failures of using native plants in Delaware. We are encouraging developers and home builders to specify use of native plant materials in the landscape plans. Native plants encourage and attract native species of animals and critters and will help the ecosystem continue to thrive.
At the next Task Force meeting Jim McCulley will present a list of recommended incentives for greater adaption by builders and developers.