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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho

   Native Plant Demonstration Garden

The native plant demonstration garden at the County Administrative Building was a collaborative effort by the county, local nurseries, Native Plant Society, Sandpoint High School, Boy Scouts, employee association and local professionals to show case the beauty and practical applications of our native plants. The demonstration garden was a result of the county’s new codes for waterfront vegetative buffer and the “Grow Native” program to plant native species. The garden is located at the west entrance to the County Admin Building, and continues to be a work in progress, as plants grow and the site develops.

In Dover, a lakeshore revegetation project adjacent to the City Hall began as Gail Bolin’s Master’s thesis and grew into a community project. The objective was to create a visual display in order to enhance the appreciation, knowledge, and conservation of northern Idaho’s native plants, and to encourage landowners to utilize native plants in their landscapes, particularly riparian areas.


Dover was also a collaborative effort, and those involved were: Molly McCahon, Lake*A*Syst Coordinator, Sandpoint High School instructor John Hastings and his horticulture students and several volunteers from the Native Plant Society.