City commissioners will consider a policy at their July 15 meeting that calls for the establishment of native grass and wildflowers areas on public grounds.

The policy establishes guidelines for natural plantings on “edges” and less used areas for conservation purposes.

City commissioners will consider a policy at their July 15 meeting that calls for the establishment of native grass and wildflowers areas on public grounds.

The policy establishes guidelines for natural plantings on "edges" and less used areas for conservation purposes.

"Native grasses are often well established in our area and require less water and maintenance, while adding depth, contrast and complimenting the developed areas.

"Nebraska City is following a growing trend to return our public lands to a more natural state," the policy says.

Guidelines include:

Elimination of wood, noxious and unwanted plants

Establishing blue bird houses and bird houses to attract desirable species

Establish natural area north of the pond in Wildwood Park

Incorporate wildflower seed in grass areas

Create plans for wildflower areas in the park system