Murfreesboro Indigenous Plant Project (MIPP)

A Initiative of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation: Outdoor Murfreesboro

To promote the conservation, preservation, and landscape use of native plants of Rutherford County and the Inner Basin of Middle Tennessee



  • Provide locally-sourced native plant material for natural area/wildlife habitat restoration in Murfreesboro
    • To responsibly collect desirable plants and seeds from local native plant populations.
    • To propagate, grow, and maintain a supply of native plant species.
  • Provide desirable native plants and seeds for:
    • Murfreesboro Parks & Rec natural area restoration projects and select landscaping projects. 
    • Murfreesboro Water Resources riparian restoration projects.
    • other Murfreesboro City Departments for select plantings on city-owned land.
  • Provide information to citizens on the value of:
    • native plant communities for supporting wildlife.
    • native riparian plant communities for ensuring good water quality. 
    • using native plants for landscaping.

Long range goals: 

  • Provide planning, restoration, and maintenance advice to citizens, targeting property owners city-wide and especially those who live along rivers and streams
  • Provide native plants to city citizens and groups for use in riparian plantings