Why vote for an official
New York City wildflower?
WildflowerNYC is a campaign to restore the connection between New Yorkers and our wild flora - one vote at a time.
Given global extinctions and the climate crisis, nearby nature has never been more vital. Our well-being and local wildlife depend on indigenous plants, yet in the wild they are largely unprotected and overlooked.
Let's raise awareness and make wildflowers a meaningful part of the Big Apple narrative. Together, we can do this! Here's how:
After the election ends in November, these engagement numbers and zip codes will be presented to New York City Council to ask for legislation to make the winning wildflower official.
In some Native languages, the term for 'plants' translates
to 'those who take care of us'.
- Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer
I will make even busy New Yorkers take time
to see what I see of flowers.
— Georgia O'Keeffe