Flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees beautify our City and provide many environmental and social benefits. The Natural Resources department works to promote native plants and manage invasive plants in our parks and communities. In this section you will find helpful information about: 

Aquatic plants
Regulations and resources for residents

oak savanna restoration
Habitat management
How the City manages its natural areas and natural resources
How to manage this invasive plant and how residents can take action
garlic mustard
Invasive species
Resources on the species that impact our woods, prairies, and lakes
Native plants

Their benefits and resources for environmentally-friendly landscaping 

Raingardens benefit water quality - and add color!
Rain gardens 

Sign up for a workshop and apply for a grant to install a rain garden