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                 Welcome to Washington Native Plant Society in 2017!


               OUR MISSION:  To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's
                         native plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy.

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WNPS embarks on a renewed statewide
Communication Strategy              

The Washington Native Plant Society board seeks member input on a statewide survey to learn more about how members like you and the public prefer to receive WNPS news and messages. 
In 2017 the society hopes to implement new communication tools that meet the needs of today's members.  Please take a moment to participate in our survey to assist in meeting your communication needs. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9MYSMF7

Member input is requested by January 31, 2017

Douglasia - Special Issue
- Washington's Rare Plants 

WNPS provides Research, Conservation and Education Grants.  Grant recipients provide closing technical reports, published in Douglasia, to share their outcomes.

The Research Grant Committee
announces an open cycle for awards.

Apply by January 15, 2017.

Research, Education and Conservation
Grants are made possible by the WNPS Endowment Fund
Tall bugbane (Cimicifuga elata) PHOTO:  Tom Kaye

WNPS Native Plant  Stewardship Program

WNPS Master Native Plant Steward Program
Located in the City of Shoreline
hosted by Central Puget Sound Chapter

The Stewardship Training program returns in 2017. Provided in partnership with King Conservation District and the City of Shoreline. 

Interested course participants can find more information HERE.  Applications are now available. 
Visit the CPS Stewardship page to download the application.   
Please submit your interest by January 17, 2017

Additional WNPS Native Plant Stewardship courses are in development for 2017 around the state. In 2016 programs were offered in South Sound and Wenatchee Valley Chapters. Soon, new programs will be announced for the state wide program. Stay tuned to the Stewardship pages.

Community-based stewardship programs are made possible by the generous funding support of Jane and John Titland.

THE 2017 WNPS Calendar is HERE
featuring all 2016 Photo Contest Winners

The publication provides educational content of Washington's native flora.  A great gift for family & friends.  The WNPS 2017 Calendar is made possible by the member contributions during the annual WNPS Photo Contest.

Now available for purchase in the ONLINE Store OR from your Chapter


COMPOSITAE Gaillardia aristata
2016 Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner:

WNPS 2017 Photo Contest for the 2018 WNPS Calendar
Photographers get ready!  The deadline for the 2017 photo contest is February 1, 2017

WNPS 2017 Photo Contest RULES
WNPS 2017 Photo Contest Entry Form

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Featured January 2017 Program

Andy MacKinnon presents "Cool Plants and Their Fungal Friends"

January 24, 2017
Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA

Andy MacKinnon will explore the fruitful union of two of his favorite kingdoms: plants and fungi. 
Fungi have been associated with plants since the earliest plants colonized land, and are requisite partners of almost all of the familiar Pacific Northwest plants. MacKinnon is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin, British Columbia. He is co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America, including the popular field guide with Jim Pojar, "Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Hosted by the Central Puget Sound Chapter.

Visit the WNPS calendar to learn more in a chapter near you, or read the regional newsletters available on chapter pages!  Click your location on the Washington Map to connect.

Save the Date for Study Weekend  - May 19-21, 2017
Sponsored by the Northeast Chapter -
Base:  Eastern Washington University  

"From Sagebrush to Subalpine: 
Exploring the Diversity of

Eastern Washington Landforms & Flora"

Stay tuned for UPDATES!

Registration Opening in February.  WATCH Online, or for information in your Inbox.


Save the DATE!                                                                    

Botany WA - June 9-11, 2017
Location:  Tierra Retreat Center;
Wenatchee Mountains

Planning for the annual event, held by WNPS and the UW Herbarium, is underway.  Reservations are set.  Registration information will release in late January 2017. 

Tierra Retreat Center is over 400 acres of forested retreat center located within 15 minutes of Leavenworth. 
Registration will be online, with print information sent to chapter chairs
for newsletters in January


Wild Nearby                                                           wild nearby Art Wolfe

June 18, 2016 – February 5, 2017
Burke Museum,
UW Campus, Seattle

Few places on earth rival the rugged beauty and biological diversity of Washington state’s North Cascades mountain range. In Wild Nearby, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and stories of one of the largest wildlands in the U.S.
Step into a full-scale replica of a fire lookout. Hold wolverine, deer, and coyote skulls. Examine ancient artifacts from the Upper Skagit Tribe. Learn what woodpeckers, wildflowers, and frogs can tell us about how the region is changing, and map your next Northwest outdoor adventure.

The rushing waters of Downey Creek flow past blooming wildflowers,
Glacier Peak Wilderness.  Photo by Art Wolfe.

Click here for WNPS member entry coupons - 2 for 1

Revision of Hitchcock & Cronquist Flora of the PNW

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. 




Updated: January 12, 2017
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