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The Spring Island Trust Native Plant Project (SITNPP) was established in the spring of 2009.

The goals of the Project are:
  1. Preserve and propagate plants that are indigenous to Spring Island and the Low Country
  2. Increase the availability of native plants through regular plant sales. (Proceeds benefit the Spring Island Trust.)
  3. Provide education for Spring Island members and others about native plants and how to grow them
Workshops and activities include:
  1. Harvesting, propagating and nurturing native plants
  2. Rescuing desirable plants from building sites before the land is cleared for construction
  3. Work in the greenhouse such as seeding, rooting cuttings, transplanting and monitoring
  4. Work in the nursery such as potting, pruning, labeling, taking inventory and monitoring
  5. Providing plants for native plant wildlife habitat creation and restoration through a Lowcountry Institute grant program.

Over 50 Spring Island members serve as SITNPP volunteers. The Spring Island Landscape Ecologist, Karl Ohlandt, serves as a resource for the team and participates in many of the activities.

Additional SITNPP educational initiatives include Spring Island Trust Talks and other presentations, field trips and articles in Island publications.