One square foot of wildflowers can help rebuild nature in your town.
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Air Wick and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are on a mission to reseed one billion square feet of native wildflower and grassland habitats in the Northern Great Plains.

The area—the largest ecosystem in the U.S.—experienced 33 million acres of habitat loss in just over 10 years. Healing this vast and valuable piece of our country is a monumental effort, which is why they're enlisting our help.

As part of their effort—which is now in its second year—Air Wick and WWF are once again giving out free wildflower seeds. All you have to do to receive yours is sign up using this giveaway form. They'll even help identify which flowers are native in your area!

"Consumers can join in and do their part to help restore one of the critical components that nature needs to survive, starting by planting one square foot of native wildflowers in their backyard, garden or community," a news release explains. "One square foot at a time, together, everyone can help to reseed and rebuild nature and all that it provides."

For each photo at-home gardeners share of their wildflowers using the hashtag #SquareFootSuperBloom before June 1, Air Wick and WWF will plant one square foot of wildflowers in the Northern Great Plains.

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As of 2021, Air Wick planted 50 million square feet. Their goal is to plant 1 billion square feet by the end of 2024.

Wildflowers are vital for many wildlife species, including pollinators and songbirds, and their deep roots improve soil health and water quality.

For more information on Air Wick and WWF's reseeding initiative or to find which wildflowers are native to your community, visit airwick.us/mission.

Happy planting, y'all!