Native Plant Appreciation Week to be celebrated locally

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The week of April 25-May 1 has been designated as Native Plant Appreciation Week for Washington. The Walla Walla Native Plant Society is celebrating with activities and information, including a booth at the Earth Day Fair at Crawford Park on Saturday.

Then at noon April 28, people are encouraged to bring lunch to Land Title Plaza at First Avenue and Main Street. There will also be guided tours of the demonstration garden at the Blue Mountain Humane Society, 7 E. George St., from noon-2 p.m. on April 30. The garden includes a variety of native plants: trees, shrubs, bunchgrasses and perennials.

On May 1, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., there will be a hike in the Wallula Gap area. Carpool leaves from the Harper Joy Theatre parking lot. Call 509-525-1079 for more information.

More information about native plants is available at wnps.org.

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