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Whatcom County is transitioning to a new way of helping homeowners install HIP native landscaping. The Neighborhood Native Landscaping Program (NNLP) will focus on clusters of individual projects within neighborhoods that have shown interest in the program. Groups of homeowners in selected areas (generally within easy walking distance) will be invited to participate. This new way of installing HIP native landscaping will provide: planting plans and permitting completed for you, materials provided (plants and mulch), and installation assistance. Homeowners will work with their neighbors to complete their projects during a fall planting party.

The Neighborhood Native Landscaping Program will offer a higher level of assistance. Capacity will be limited to around 10-15 participants per year. Selected neighborhoods will be notified in the spring and those not selected will be considered for future years. Due to the “cluster” model, the more of your neighbors who sign up, the more likely your neighborhood will be selected to participate.


Contact Emily Hirsch, Whatcom Conservation District, 360-526-2381 x114 or