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 preserve existing vegetation, restore vegetation and re-create habitat. One of our main goals is to conserve and protect water resources by teaching citizens how to create more layered and diverse landscapes using native and other drought-tolerant plants, thereby eliminating the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers; avoiding supplemental irrigation once plants are established; reducing some of the problems of stormwater runoff; and increasing the amount of rainwater that soaks into the soil to recharge groundwater aquifers.
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