Native Plants & Animals - Sustainable Dubuque

Native Plants & Animals

 Sustainable Dubuque is a community that values biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and connection of nature and people.

How is Dubuque achieving the Native Plants & Animal principle? 

  1. Heron Pond Restoration
  2. Mississippi Riverwalk
  3. Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
  4. Mines of Spain


I want to...

Visit one of the parks in the Dubuque.

Information about Dubuque's many parks can be found here.


Get involved with the Dubuque Arboretum.

The Dubuque Arboretum is over 300 dedicated individuals who maintain trees, plants and shrubs, and seed-gifts which are all labeled throughout the garden.


Learn more about Mines of Spain.

The area has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and includes Julien Dubuque's Monument at a point just above where Catfish Creek meets the Mississippi. One of Iowa's "Watchable Wildlife Areas," it features the E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center which serves as the Visitor Center and the Park Office.

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