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Salmon in Schools a swimming success
Petoskey News-Review (10/9)
Salmon in the Classroom, a program making it possible for students to raise salmon smolts in more than 200 schools is one of the Michigan Department of Natural Resourcesí most successful education programs.

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Great Lakes native flora

7 | Great Lakes native flora quiz!

1. To be considered a plant, an organism must possess the following characteristics EXCEPT:
a way to move on its own
water-conducting tissue

2. Leaves and stems of plants stand up straight with the help of:

3. Logging was an important industry in the Great Lakes region during:
World War II

4: Purple loosestrife is an example of:
a nonindigenous plant
a plant useful to wetlands
a native plant
an endangered plant

5: Native plants are:
plants without a stem
plants that need fertilizer and irrigation
green plants
plants that have evolved in a particular region

6: All of the following are benefits of native landscaping EXCEPT:
wildlife love mowed grass
less expensive
saves energy
promotes natural balance and biodiversity

7: Which tree is NOT native to Illinois? (Hint: Read through Illinois' native tree list!)
eastern red cedar
flowering dogwood
Ohio buckeye

8: Why is the American chestnut rare?
housing and road development
chestnut blight
humans harvested too many chestnuts
extensive logging

9: On the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources "Native Plant Gardens" page, the DNR recommends the following steps when designing a native landscape garden EXCEPT:
get to know your site
budget money and time
managing and maintaining
plant non-native plants for diversity


Encyclopedia Britannica -- Plants
Great Lakes Atlas, Third Edition, U.S. EPA and Environment Canada
Green Landscaping with Native Plants, U.S. EPA-Great Lakes National Program Office
PLANTS National Database, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Using Native Plants in the Landscape, University of Minnesota Extension Service
Published on October 1, 2000

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