PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information:
Steve Hinchee, shinchee@wheatonparks.org

2017-02-14

Submit Photos for Native Plant Sale Photo Contest

WHEATON, Ill. – Wheaton’s popular annual Native Illinois Plant Sale returns Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the City’s Public Works building, 821 W. Liberty Drive. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, you will find flowers, grasses, trees and other plants native to Illinois available for sale. This event is a partnership between the City of Wheaton, Wheaton Environmental Commission and Wheaton Park District to promote environmentally friendly planting in the community.

Sale organizers are seeking photos of native plants growing in your yard that were purchased at a past Wheaton Native Plant Sale. The photos will be showcased at the sale to help attendees see what plants look like in a natural setting.

The person who submits the best photo will receive a certificate for free plants to use at the April 29 sale.

To submit a photo, email the image to Steve Hinchee of the Wheaton Park District at shinchee@wheatonparks.org. Be sure to include the type of plant shown, along with your name, address and phone number. Entries are due by April 8, 2017.

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