Native Plant Salvage Foundation

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Providing hands-on education to protect and conserve water resources and habitat from the South Sound prairies to the shores of the Puget Sound. The Native Plant Salvage Project was started in 1994 to involve Thurston County residents in direct action to protect water resources and improve habitat. Our mission is to promote the use, preservation, knowledge, and appreciation of native plants in the landscape through action and education. Through field projects and educational activities we work to restore vegetation, re-create habitat, and preserve existing flora. We teach community members to create more layered and diverse landscapes using native and drought-tolerant plants, thereby increasing the amount of rainwater that soaks into the soil to recharge groundwater aquifers and reducing the need for chemical pesticides, fertilizers and supplemental irrigation.