In 2008 Linda Hines, a 2005 Washington Native Plant Society Steward spearheaded an effort in cooperation with the City of Sammamish, the Washington Native Plant Society, and the Sammamish Garden Club to convert approximately 20,000 sf of land in the Lower Sammamish Commons to a native plant sanctuary as an educational benefit for the public.
The joint project has continued through the years and has been supported by dedicated volunteers, the City of Sammamish, the National Wildlife Federation, Sammamish Friends and King County. The Native Plant Garden's history and development is highlighted in this presentation:
Lower Sammamish Commons Native Plant Garden 2020
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