Mecosta, Osceola-Lake conservation districts taking orders for native plants

Deadline is May 19

The Mecosta and Osceola-Lake Conservation Districts are currently taking orders for the Spring Native Plant Sale and the ordering deadline is Thursday, May 19th.

The pick-up date is Friday, June 3, from noon to 4 p.m. Plant pick-up will be at the Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids.

Native plant extras will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A presentation on “Creating Habitat Native Plants” will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For additional information and order form please go to or 

Homeowners can benefit birds and other wildlife by simply selecting native plants when designing their landscape. The benefits of incorporating native plants include lower maintenance (reduced fertilizer and pesticides), water conservation, habitat for pollinators and native wildlife, and natural beauty. Native plants are also well adapted to their native range and will not exhibit invasive characteristics.

A unique aspect of this sale is that these are all Michigan native plants, seed from host plants have been collected throughout the state. The seed is then propagated in Michigan. This process benefits our local native pollinators because they have evolved with these local plants. 

Regarding any questions, contact the Osceola-Lake Conservation District at (231) 465-8012 or email Residents of Mecosta County should contact Mecosta Conservation District at (989) 309-9229 or email