Kane Forest Preserve Foundation hosts native plant sale April 27

The Kane Forest Preserve Foundation announces the return of its Native Plant Sale, aimed at promoting biodiversity, supporting local ecosystems, and fostering sustainable gardening practices.

Shop the in-person sale on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Creek Bend Nature Center, 37W700 Dean St. in St. Charles.

Patrons can browse a diverse selection of native plants, receive expert advice from knowledgeable staff, and immerse themselves in the beauty of native flora.

Native plants play a vital role in maintaining healthy ecosystems and supporting local wildlife. They provide essential nectar sources for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, fireflies, and bats, while also serving as habitats for various mammals.

Also, native nuts, seeds and fruits sustain the diverse array of wildlife found in the local communities. By incorporating native plants into landscapes, you can mitigate water runoff, improve air quality, and create vibrant, biodiverse habitats.

“We are thrilled to once again host the Kane Native Plant Sale, an event that connects individuals with the natural beauty of our region,” said Becky Gillam, chair of the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation. “We extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors, whose support enables us to continue supporting the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.”

The Kane Native Plant Sale thanks the 2024 sponsors:

• Platinum sponsor: Natural Garden Natives

• Gold sponsor: Law Office of Irv Ochsenschlager

• Silver sponsors: Becky Gillam and The Haberthur Family

• Bronze sponsors: Abbott Party Rental, Leslie Juby, Christopher W. Kious, and The Petschke Family

For more information on the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation’s in-person Native Plant Sale or sponsorship opportunities, visit, call (630) 232-5980 or email

The Kane Forest Preserve Foundation was created in 2016 to support the Forest Preserve District of Kane County through charitable efforts that advance the district’s mission — including land acquisition, preservation, restoration, education and recreation — for the greater good of the citizens of Kane County.

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