Seed exchange program

An active seed exchange program is now in place with local Forest Preserve Districts and Park Districts to increase the plant diversity in our region. Information and new techniques are shared and exchanged between Fermilab, County Forest Preserve Districts, and state and federal agencies associated with similar projects, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Donating seed to local schools for their own prairie areas has become routine. Since 1993, Fermilab has donated prairie seed to over 40 schools for their prairie restoration projects. Management advice is also given to teachers involved with school prairies.