Planting a Purple Heart
March 23, 2013 — March 23, 2013
10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
This event is over.
Wye Park parking lot near the primitive boat launch
Ernie Crediford, with the Washington Native Plant Society Columbia Basin Chapter wants to merge two thing he feels deeply about; honoring all veterans for everything they've done for our country and his love of the native plants in our area.
With the City of Richland's approval, he has developed a design for a large purple heart on the slope near the primitive boat launch at Wye Park in the Richland Y. Purple sage, a native plant with lavender flowers, blooms in May, just in time for Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.
A work party is planned to prepare the area, spread weed fabric, plant the purple sage, and spread decorative rock. Members of the Veteran's Conservation Corp., the Benton City American Legion Post, and the Washington Native Plant Society are going to help, but additional volunteers are welcome and needed to finish the project in a day.
Volunteers should bring work tools, such as shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows, along with gloves and drinking water.
For more information, contact Ernie Crediford at 509-460-9057