Washington Native Plant Society Mission Statement:
"To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington’s native plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy."
The Washington Native Plant Society is a forum for individuals who share a common interest in Washington’s unique and diverse plant life. For almost 40 years WNPS has been a great source for native plant information and action. Your active membership strengthens the Society’s role as the voice for our native plants. Please join us today
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WNPS BUSINESS MANAGER
The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) seeks a dynamic and energetic leader to serve in its most visible staff position as Business Manager. This individual manages the day-to-day administration and business of the Society, manages administrative staff and volunteers, and takes leadership roles in managing the organization’s financial resources and corporate knowledge. He/she will be supported by a small administrative staff and work closely with a Board of Directors to ensure proper business practices are being implemented to meet the organization's mission to promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington’s native plants and their habitat through study, education, and advocacy. This individual will be an important member of the local, regional, and state environmental community. This is a 30 hours per week position with a salary range of $38,000 to $44,000/year. Currently, the position is offered with no benefits. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by September 9, 2015 by email or by mail. Email applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on this position, click on the link WNPS Business Manager.
ANDY MACKINNON PRESENTATION:
Life Above the Treeline: Plant Adaptions to the Alpine
Andy MacKinnon, local popular author and botanist is scheduled to speak at the Central Puget Sound and South Sound Chapters of the WNPS on September 30th and October 1st. Andy's presentation, Life Above the Treeline: Plant Adaptions to the Alpine is open to the public and is an unique opportuity to hear Andy in person.
2016 WNPS NATIVE PLANT CALENDAR
The 2016 Native Plant Calendar of the Washington Native Plant Society is available now to buy on-line.
Over 3,000 native plants contribute to the biodiversity of Washington while providing habitat and food for birds, fish,and other animals. Enjoy the beauty of Washington's wildflowers and native flora throughout 2016. All photographs are images submitted by members of the Washington Native Plant Society, and your purchase of this calendar supports the work of WNPS.
Restoring Native Pollinator Habitat: Puget Sound Lowlands by Matt Schwartz
Learn about the importance of restoring native pollinator habitat in the Summer 2015 edition of Douglasia, the quarterly journal of the Washington Native Plant Society. And visit these pages for an overview of using pollinator-friendly plants in restoration projects and to access plant lists for particular habitats.
Join us for weekly topics and discussion on Botanical Rambles, the Washington Native Plant Society Blog.
The University of Washington Herbarium (WTU) at the Burke Museum is officially embarking on an update to the one-volume "Flora of the Pacific Northwest".
Find out more and how you can help.