“Native Plant Rescue Squad”


Monday, January 14, 2019 – 6:00pm
with Joy Grissom and Gerry Moll
63 E. Main Street, Chattanooga TN
FREE and open to the public

The Native Plant Rescue Squad is a non-profit organization founded in the spring of 2015 by Joy Grissom & Gerry Moll, providing an innovative approach to a growing conservation movement in Tennessee.

They educate about, advocate for, and conduct the rescue of native plants. The purpose of the rescue program is to relocate native plants that are in the direct path of development. Their work is a collaborative effort undertaken with  land owners, developers and many hours of volunteer labor. Rescued plants are  housed at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum until they are ready for planting at nature centers, parks, schools, public gardens and backyard habitats.

Plant rescues have involved students from the University of Tennessee, the Birdhouse Community Center, Smoky Mountain Wild Ones, Knox County Stormwater Management, and many individuals throughout our community.

Gerry and Joy will share with us the wide range of NPRS activities and hopefully inspire others to take up plant rescue efforts.


This program is a regular monthly meeting of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones.
It is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required.
Free parking is available along E. Main Street and on Rossville Ave. south of E. Main St.