Save the Environment of Moorestown was founded in 1972 as a grassroots
organization with a mission to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural
environment of Moorestown, New Jersey, for today and for future generations.
STEM’s work over the years to address local environmental issues such as
water and air pollution, solid waste disposal, & recycling also includes helping
to preserve and protect Moorestown’s open spaces. Our Natural Area Care
program helps to maintain these sites on an ongoing basis.
We are always looking for new members.
STEM Native Plant Sale at Moorestown Day on June 3rd
STEM will have native plants for sale at our booth at this years Moorestown Day - June 3rd. For the first time, we'll be selling some of the plants we've grown at the native pollinator garden at Swede Run Fields (next to the dog park). If you have any native plants from your garden that you'd like to donate to the sale - please drop them off at the parking lot of the First Baptist Church (it's next to Passariello's) the night before the sale or first thing in the morning.
Native plants support a variety of wildlife - including both insects and birds. Native plants also host many species of butterflies, including the threatened Monarch. The relationships between insects and native plants have developed over eons, their coexistence is critical to a healthy environment.
In addition to their importance to a healthy environment, native pollinator gardens can also be beautiful, as anyone who has visited our garden can attest to. Some of the native pollinators we have in our garden include bee balm, purple cone flower, black eyed Susan, smooth aster, common milkweed, butterfly weed and false sunflower.
Once established, native pollinators require very little work and come back year after year. If you have some natives to donate we’ll be most happy to take them, and if you want to add some natives to your garden, our booth at Moorestown Day will be a good place to start. Hope to see you on June 3rd.