In order to encourage native landscape practices and help preserve our local landscape, an overall garden is planned to encourage native landscaping. Native plants are drought-tolerant, and naturally conserve our water resources, they do not need special pampering or fertilizing, and provide habitat and food for birds butterflies bees and other wildlife. This plan and project satisfies the requirements of our Town’s MS4 stormwater permit and gives us the opportunity to provide educational experiences for residents and school groups that are within the community. The Butterfly Garden and walking track is Phase 1 of the project. As you know there are not many sidewalks available in Shady Shores, the walking track will be .25 miles and will offer a place for those who wish to exercise safely while enjoying the native landscaping. The project has been planned to be completed in stages, paid for through fundraising efforts. The Keep Shady Shores Beautiful Group will be selling memorial bricks to fund the project. Tax deductible donations can also be made to the project. For more information please contact Wendy Withers. To purchase a brick, you can visit the following website https://www.shady-shores.com/FormCenter/ADMNISTRATION-13/Brick-Order-Form-69. Bricks are $30 each and a great way to memorialize your loved ones and beautify your town. The initial phase of the project is scheduled to be begin in spring of 2021. The Keep Shady Shores Beautiful Committee meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. The public is encouraged to attend!