Restore Native Plants Certification Programs

We invite those who share a passion for native plants and the wildlife value they provide to take part in a unique learning experience.


Since 2013, Restore Native Plants has been at the forefront of restoring ecosystems throughout NJ, and we are eager to share our knowledge and expertise with those who wish to make a positive ecological impact.

We offer four certificates, each providing participants with valuable knowledge and practical experience working alongside our skilled team.


Invasive Species Management Certificate

Learn to identify and manage invasive plant species.

  • Definition of invasive species
  • How invasive species are introduced to the environment
  • Advantages that invasive species have that allow them to outcompete native species
  • Methods for managing invasive species
  • Overview of high-threat invasive species for our ecoregion

Wildlife Habitat Restoration Certificate

Learn to identify, cultivate, and utilize native plants to support wildlife.

  • Benefits of native plants
  • Overview of native plant restoration techniques
  • The relationship between native plants, wildlife value, and ecosystem balance
  • Attracting pollinators and wildlife to native plant gardens
  • Integrating wildlife-friendly practices into everyday operations

Native Plant Garden Care Certificate

Gain practical experience and knowledge about maintaining and caring for native plants.

  • Identifying and managing undesirable plants
  • Irrigation best management practices
  • Proper mulching techniques
  • Plant disease identification and prevention
  • Maintaining and pruning native plants

Native Plant Nursery Operation Certificate

  Learn the process of growing native plants.

  • Collecting and sorting native plant seeds
  • Planting native seeds and repotting plants for optimal growth
  • Monitoring and maintaining plant health
  • Deterring and managing pests
  • Overwintering native plants   


Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate as a testament to your achievement and dedication to the restoration of native plants. This attainment is suitable for continuing education hours and inclusion on your resume. We will also celebrate your accomplishment on our prestigious Restore Native Plants Recognition wall. 

Our certification program is a fantastic opportunity to learn the skills needed for job opportunities in the environmental field, including those at Restore Native Plants.

Join us, and let’s work together to make a lasting impact on our ecosystem and support the vitality of native plants and wildlife.


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