Heather Wendt is co-creator of the Heritage Garden Program. She is co-author of the "Plant Selection Guide, Heritage Gardens of the Columbia River Basin." Heather is an avid gardener, and she spends her free time gardening at the Hansen Park Heritage Garden. Heather currently serves as the Director of Development and Engagement for the Washington Association of Conservation Districts. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Columba Basin Chapter WNPS and as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Washington Conservation Society. Previously she worked for both the Benton and Franklin Conservation Districts and was responsible for implementing the Heritage Garden Program in Benton and Franklin Counties.