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3rd Annual Sassafras Awards
Application Deadline July 25th

A few tips: Save your application answers in a Word doc or email. Also, the more "before" and "after" pics the better.Good Luck!

our mission

Native Plant Rescue Squad (NPRS) is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the rich diversity of the native flora in East Tennessee.  NPRS works with entities such as builders, developers, and landowners to rescue native plants that would otherwise be destroyed during clearing, building, and development. The rescued plants are then made available for educational opportunities and restoration projects with the goal of increasing the overall ecological health of our region.

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We house our rescued plants at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The official address of the gardens is 2743 Wimpole Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914, but if you drive further down from that spot, you'll see signage indicating where we are located. Park there in the grass along the stone wall, same side as the sign.

Our home

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