By Karina Mazhukhina | Apr 11, 2016
An employee of SER Native Plant Nursery holds a plant outside a row of greenhouses.

Update 4/18: The Native Plant Nursery was named one of the seven 2016 Husky Green Award winners.

The Society for Ecological Restoration's UW Chapter has been working to restore native plants to areas around campus, with the help of their native plant nursery. 

The nursery allows SER-UW to restore areas on campus by increasing native species biodiversity and creating open spaces for students to engage with the natural world just steps from their residence halls. The plant nursery is on the grounds of the Center for Urban Horticulture on the northeastern edge of campus.

The work by graduate student co-managers Anna Carragee and Kelly Broadlick to get the nursery up and running by while encouraging native plant restoration on campus has earned them a Husky Green Award nomination. 

When we highlighted the native plant nursery on the blog this summer, Carragee talked about her passion for restoring the campus environment.

"We’re in an amazing region of the country that’s doing awesome work for restoration ecology," said Anna Carragee, one of the plant nursery managers. "As a student group, we’re really trying to address habitat restoration and different ecosystems in general."

Learn more about the native plant nursery on our blog post: "UW group encourages restoration projects on campus."

The Husky Green Awards recognize the top environmental leaders at the University of Washington. Individuals or groups from all UW campuses are nominated by faculty, staff and students. We'll be featuring many of the 2016 nominees on the blog this month. The winners will be announced on April 18, with an award ceremony during the April 22 Earth Day celebrations on Red Square.

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