RCRCD staff propagates plants from the local watershed and ecoregion for current and future revegetation projects. RCRCD grows about 80 native species and the inventory fluctuates from about 4,000 to 8,000 plants over the year, depending on projects. In addition to container plants, the RCRCD nursery produces cuttings from 24 cutting tanks that provide mule fat and five species of willow from local sources. The cuttings represent diverse local genotypes and are used to augment wild-collected cuttings for planting projects.
During fiscal years 2005 to 2010, RCRCD planted nearly 8,000 of its nursery stock at eleven restoration projects along Temescal Wash and Cajalco Creek. Many more plants have been propagated for upcoming projects.
The Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District does not intend to compete with nurseries, but may have a limited supply of container plants that were unable to be used in its restoration projects or within RCRCD landscaping.
List of Nurseries:
Mockingbird Nursery Riverside, (951)780-3571, www.mockingbirdnursery.com
Moosa Creek Nursery, (760)749-3216, www.moosacreeknursery.com
Tree of Life Nursery San Juan Capistrano, (949) 728-0685, www.treeoflifenursery.com
El Nativo Growers Azusa, (626) 969-8449, www.elnativogrowers.com
Cal-Native Plants Menifee, (951) 301-8075, www.cal-nativeplants.com
Grow Native Nursery Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, (909) 625-8767 Ext. 404, www.rsabg.org
The Acron Cap, (951) 245-4764, www.theacorncap.com
Please request plants that were produced from local seed.