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Spring Creek Prairie and Local Faith Groups Team Up for Birds and Climate

The groups advocate for using native plants to help threatened birds and fight climate change

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center has teamed up with faith-based environmental groups, the Green Sanctuary Committee from Unitarian Church of Lincoln and Green At Heart from Westminster Presbyterian, to create a free presentation surrounding birds, native plants, and a new faith coalition focused on climate change. The presentation starts at 6:30 pm CT on Tuesday, August 25; registration is required.

The presentation will include information about the Plants for Birds program, native plantings, advocating for native plant use at the city and state level, and a growing vision for a faith coalition centered on affecting the climate crisis by using or advocating for native plants on the urban and suburban landscape. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion.

“Lincoln has a strong community of faith-based environmental groups that make great contributions to our city and its natural resources every day,” said Cacey Wilken, Audubon’s Marian Langan Young Leader who has been deeply involved in the Plants for Birds program. “We hope to bring these leaders together to encourage innovation and collaboration around the use of the native plants in Nebraska’s landscape at the individual, city, and county levels.”

To register for the virtual event, please email with your name, email address and name of the event. You can also learn more about the Plants for Birds program by visiting

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