Growing healthy forests,

one seed at a time.

The 2013 Growing Native Season is now OPEN from October 1st to October 19th with collection sites in Northern Virginia.

Please visit our Virginia sites to find locations where bags and tags are available for pick-up and drop-off or to find a public collection near you.

Learn More!

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About the Growing Native Project

Growing Native engages thousands of volunteers in the Potomac River region each year to collect native hardwood and shrub seeds. The seeds are donated to state nurseries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, where they are planted and used to restore streamside forests throughout the 15,000 square mile watershed. More

Since 2001, nearly 56,000 volunteers in 4 states and the District of Columbia have collected more than 164,000 pounds of seed for Growing Native.

To learn more, read our 2011 Season Report.

If you have questions, please email or call (301) 608-1188, x205.

Growing Native is a project of Potomac Conservancy.

Workplace Volunteering!

Is your company interested in giving their time to help protect the Potomac?
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Potomac Conservancy and how your company can get involved, call (301) 608-1188 x205.

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