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About the Steward Program in King County

   2009 Native Plant Steward class at Lewis Creek Environmental Learning Center. Photograph by Dangelei Fox. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

2007 Native Plant Stewards Celebrate Graduation. Photograph by Catherine Hovanic. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

Fern identification

Identifying native ferns. Photograph by Dangelei Fox. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

History

WNPS first initiated it's Native Plant Stewardship Program in King County in 1996 as a way to establish a core of committed volunteers to respond to numerous requests for public information about native plants and native plant habitats. The program has evolved substantially through the years.

In its evolution and in concert with granting partners, Native Plant Stewards have worked to enhance native plant landscaping to protect Puget Sound watersheds working with homeowners and public agencies.  They have worked and targeted habitat restoration efforts in underserved communities.  And now, through their work with the Green Seattle Partnership they are striving to restore urban forests in Seattle parks.

The Native Plant Stewardship Program in King County would not have been possible without the generous support through the years by the following grant programs and granting agencies:

Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team
King County Water Quality Block Grant
USDA Forest Service
King County Waterworks
The Puget Sound Urban Resources Partnership
The Natural Resources Stewardship Network Grant Program

  administered by King County
King Conservation District grant funds

  administered by the City of Seattle
The Seattle Foundation

The cities of Seattle, Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond.

 




Updated: March 6, 2015
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