NPC Awarded EDC Sand Dollars Grant!
Please Excuse Our Limited Hours and Closure While We Build Out the NPC Public Garden & Exhibits.
Huge thank you to the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation for their support! The Native Plant Center won EDC's 2019 $25,000 Sand Dollars for Success competition with its business plan submission. EDC funds will support the final development of a public garden at NPC featuring seven plant ecosystems common to our region as well as three water features, and educational displays inside NPC's Welcome Center. Public access will be limited during construction which has already begun. We look forward to a grand opening in early 2020. Meanwhile please contact us for plants or services. E/T: firstname.lastname@example.org/703-434-1444
Plants are the basis of our life on South Padre Island.
Plants protect our beaches from storm damage, our coastlines from erosion, and our water from pollution. They provide essential habitat for birds, fish and wildlife that draw visitors and preserve the uniqueness of coastal region. These visitors are an economic lifeline for our island—they rent our condos and beach homes, stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, shop in our stores, and support our economy. We’re connected to plants through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and medicines they provide.
But what do we do to protect plant ecosystems we depend on?
Help complete our development by sponsoring a garden or exhibit from the Vision Board.
We have completed our initial build-out thanks to our Founding Sponsors Cameron County CIAP, Ocean Trust and Bonefish Grill.
Now, we need your help to complete our development so that we can open and contribute to our community. Please consider a sponsorship with naming recognition for the following items privately or through your company.
We Have Plants For Sale!
Come visit us to find even more plants! This is an abbreviated list (more coming soon).
Join Us 2019 Events
Quick 60-second updates for 2019 coming soon.
For now, check out a few posts from the days leading up to our Chrisgiving Eve celebration in December.
Join The Journey
Plant of the Month
Plant of the Month is a series on plants we carry and promote at the Native Plant Center. More summaries coming soon!
Resources & Links
Cameron County Master Gardener - A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and charitable entity that trains individuals in the science and art of gardening in partnership with the AgriLife Extension Service (https://txmg.org/cameron/).
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Inspiring the conservation of native plants through our gardens, research, education, consulting and outreach programs (www.wildflower.org).
Texas Master Naturalists - Providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas (https://txmn.org).
Benito Trevino: Preserving Our Culture - On the medicinal use of native plants in South Texas (59 mins.) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjpXkuFi3oM).