Walla Walla Native Plant Society plans week of events

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WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Native Plant Society is taking part in Washington's Native Plant Appreciation Week next week with three events.

From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, there will be a hike at Rempel Natural Area at Fort Walla Walla Park. This is an 80-acre nature preserve within the city limits, including streams, ponds and dense riparian vegetation and open shrub-steppe on the shelf around the perimeter. The trail is two miles in length, and wet in places.

Meet at the sign for the Rempel Trailhead. From Myra Rd., take the Fort Walla Walla Museum Entrance Road and park at the Rempel Trailhead or in the general parking in front of the museum.

At noon on May 4, there will be a Picnic at the Pots with a lunch at the Land Trust Plaza, 1st and Main streets. Tara Patton of the Tri-State Steelheaders will have an informal discussion of her work improving Walla Walla streamsides with native plants.

And from noon-2 p.m. on May 6, there will be guided tours of the Native Plant Demonstration Garden at the Blue Mountain Humane Society, 7 E. George St., near Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

For more information, call Laura Maier at 525-1079 or email her at maierjj@whitman.edu.

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