The 2022 Native Plant went off largely without a hitch this year. A new system of reserving hour timeslots helped us keep a steady flow of pickups across the weekend. We appreciate everyone trying out this new pickup method with us. Our apologies to customers who didn’t get their full order of Bear-grass this year – we’ll be stocking up for next year.
This year’s Native Plant Sale distributed almost 67,000 native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers into communities in King County. These plants will help with large-scale restoration projects taken on by cities and private stewards and also disperse important pollinator-friendly plants throughout yards and gardens in the region. Native plants are beautiful, affordable, and hearty. They’re adapted to our region and provide a host of benefits to our native wildlife that are, in turn, adapted to these native plants.
Special thanks to our Washington Conservation Corp Crews for their awesome packing jobs and to the Tukwila Community Center for being such a great host.
Thank you to everyone who chose native plants this year. We hope to see you again in 2023!
Mark joined KCD in the spring of 2018 as Outreach Coordinator. A transplant from Montana, Mark brings with him a decade of experience in conservation and land-use issues. After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark spent several years teaching natural history in and around Glacier National Park. He also completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Montana Conservation Corps. Most recently, Mark channeled his passion for the outdoors working to engage communities on wildlife and conservation issues while working for the Montana Wildlife Federation. When not developing KCD’s outreach program, Mark can be found hiking in the mountains with his wife Tia and their dog River.