Federal grant will grow work to save state plants
July 5, 2021 – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Pamela Miller
Photo courtesy of Henning Von Schmeling
A partnership led by the state Department of Natural Resources has been awarded nearly $780,000 to sample, grow and save 14 imperiled plant species. The federal grant will also boost capacity to preserve the plants at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Chattahoochee Nature Center, while spreading that expertise and support to others in the nationally recognized Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, according to a press release.