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Help needed to tend native plants

Thu., Sept. 23, 2010, midnight

About 25 volunteers are needed Saturday to help tend the native plant garden at the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ Fernan office, 2502 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will help with planting, composting and installing signs that identify the nearly 50 different plant species in the garden.

The garden was first planted in 2009 by two Boy Scouts and other volunteers to educate members of the public on the importance of native plants and the animals that pollinate their flowers. Some gardening tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and tools.

Volunteers should be 18 or older, or accompanied by an adult. To volunteer, or for more information, call Jenny Taylor at (208) 769-3073.

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