There are several benefits to planting native plants such as reducing water run-off, filtering out nutrients and pollution before they enter the lake, and preventing flooding. Native plants also provide food and shelter for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators encouraging a diverse mini eco-system. Finally, since native plants naturalize and thrive quickly, they require less water and maintenance.

Below are a links to guides of what wildflowers and grasses are native and adapt well to the Lake Muskoday environment.