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Native Plant Sale

May 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get To The Point – Tawas Point!  Native Plant Sale Returns May 13

Back by popular demand – the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park Native Plant Sale fundraiser will be held on the lawn near the Tawas Point Lighthouse!   Join us to see, learn about, and buy native plants for your home or business at this returning event being held Saturday, May 13.  The event begins promptly at 10 a.m. and is scheduled until 2 p.m., or until plant supplies are exhausted, whichever comes first….no early sales available, please.
“There will be a good variety of plants for sun, shade, partial sun/shade, plants that like different soil types and moisture levels and those blooms of interest for all seasons.  All plants in the sale are perennials grown by Wild Type Nursery,” said Organizer, Sunrise Side Master Gardener, and Friends Board member, Gloria Kershaw.

This year, for the first time, we are offering mixed Zinnia seed for sale.  Zinnias are colorful annuals that are easy to grow, last one season, attract butterflies and are deer resistant.  By seeding between the native perennials, you can have color in your garden bed while the native plants become established.  They will attract pollinators and keep weeds down in that first year while the native plants are putting down roots.

All plants will be Michigan grown and Michigan genotypes.  Plants will be 2″ or 2 1/2″ pots priced at $4.00 and $6.00 per pot.  Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit cards via PayPal.

Sunrise Side Master Gardeners will be present to answer your questions and help with your selections.  A list of plants, subject to availability, will be listed on our Facebook page:  Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park, or on our website www.Tawaslighthousefriends.com

Why should we care about native plants?   Native plants have co-evolved with our native birds, bees, insects and animals.  They thrive in local areas and require fewer human inputs.  Their long roots help rainwater soak into ground quickly, and their filtering ability helps protect our rivers and lakes from pollution.  Native plants also replenish groundwater and create beautiful landscapes throughout seasons and provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.  Native plants give us a direct connection to nature and to place.

The fundraising and awareness event originated through a partnership between the Sunrise Side Master Gardeners and the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park.   Proceeds will help fund the ongoing Native Plant Projects and other special projects at Tawas Point State Park and Lighthouse.  Friends Board member, Gloria Kershaw, continues to volunteer to do restoration projects near the lighthouse that began in 2017.

The Friends group is a welcoming 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to assist the Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park.  We invite you, your family, friends, and businesses to join us to preserve this special place called Tawas Point.  Like us on Facebook at Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park to learn more about exciting state park and lighthouse events, visit our website at www.tawaslighthousefriends.com, or info@tawaslighthousefriends.com

A DNR Recreation Passport for your vehicle is required to enter all Michigan State Parks and can be purchased at any State Park entrance or through your vehicle registrations at the Secretary of State Office, and is valid throughout the State for the entire year.    


May 13, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Tawas Point State Park
East Tawas, + Google Map
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Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park

**Events listed on the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce website may change due to unfavorable weather conditions and/or unforeseeable events. Therefore, dates and times may be subject to change, please call the event coordinator to verify calendar information.