At The Long Island Conservancy, Fall Planting Day takes place on Columbus Day (or Indigenous Peoples Day), on the second Monday of October. It is at this time of year when we plant for the spring, planting all that needs to be planted. Because there is no school on that day, it is a great day to log some service time, whether that involves harvesting native wildflower seeds, constructing a bioswale, or planting rare American Chestnut saplings.
At The Long Island Conservancy, it is our mission to teach communities how to create native habitat, how to restore local nature. Our local species are depending on us.