If you belong to a native plant organization, you might want to bring this pending federal bill to their attention. Formally, it is called The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Research, Restriction and Promotion Act. Its purpose is to help increase botanical capacity and demand for native plant materials in the USA.
The bill is being prepared in conjunction with a number of native plant organizations including the, Chicago Botanic Garden, and will be presented to legislators shortly. The drafters are asking for an endorsement from other native plant organizations to show a unified front in requesting the services supported by this Act. To add your organization’s name to the list of endorsers, have them e-mail by Friday, August 26, 2016.
Why your organization should endorse the bill (includes list of organization’s already endorsing the bill)
Thank you Kayri Havens-Young for bringing this bill to my attention.