See the complete list of our upcoming classes, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

Plant Salvages

Our volunteers salvage small native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants from local areas that are scheduled for clearing due to development.

Beyond Landscaping

Free workshop geared to those who live along a stream, lake or the Puget Sound, but will be useful to anyone planning to restore sections of their property.

Stormwater Stewards

Stormwater Stewards are highly-trained community volunteers that provide free site assessments to residents experiencing stormwater drainage issues.

14044062006_e6c2226b3a_kThe 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.