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

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Douglasia - Fall 2016; Volume 40, No. 3

Find an article about Gentian calycosa in this current issue, along with other informative articles and news, mailed to current members the week of August 8th.  Members are encouraged to respond to the Election ballot for the WNPS State Board of Directors, by mail or by electronic survey:  HERE.  Learn more about the candidates inside the issue. 
Did not receive your copy?  Please contact the office.  info@wnps.org or (206)527-3210

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WNPS Membership Renewal  
Renew by June 30th Annually to remain current

Thank you to Washington Native Plant Society members and the community for your support and generosity during the spring membership renewal. 
Your contributions continue to support the work of the Society in education, stewardship and conservation of Washington's native flora.

If you have questions about your membership status, please be sure to contact the WNPS office, info@wnps.org

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Upcoming WNPS Events:             

Aquatics Plant Workshop 2016

Peter Zika; Instructor
August 23-24, 2016
Hitchcock Hall, University of Washington

Registration & course information:  Full Details


WNPS Native Plant  Stewardship Training

Program #2 -
Conserving & Restoring Streams & Rivers in  
the Wenatchee Valley and East Cascades  Full details

Apply NOW - Applications due by September 9



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

Coming Soon:  Suksdorfia Native Plant Stewardship Workshop






Volunteers are needed to work in South Sound chapter’s native plants display
in the NW OUTDOORS building at the Washington State Fair (formerly known as the Puyallup Fair) in September.
Volunteers will greet fair goers and assist with periodic maintenance of the displays.

The fair runs from September 2nd thru September 25th (closed on Tuesdays).  

If this opportunity interests you, please email Cyndy Dillon at cpdillongh@comcast.net and let her know when you would be able to help.  Please provide Cyndy your home address so she can mail you your ticket(s)!


  • Volunteers get a FREE ticket to the fair, plus FREE parking on the day(s) that they volunteer to work.
  • Volunteers are asked to work two-hour shifts.
  • Shifts occur when the fair is open beginning on FRIDAY, SEPT 2 and ending on SUNDAY, SEPT 25 (Closed on Tuesdays).
  • First shift starts at 11 am and the last shift starts at 3 pm.
  • You can volunteer for multiple days and receive tickets for each day you volunteer.

NO SPECIAL EXPERTISE IS REQUIRED. Although a knowledge of native plants is helpful, it is not required. Volunteers working the display area serve as ambassadors to our local chapter and to the Washington Native Plant Society as a whole. They also provide handouts and other useful information to fair-goers.

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

2016 Study Weekend - The Wenatchee Mountains
An Annual WNPS Event

Celebrate 40 Years of WNPS

  June 17-19, 2016                                                                    
 Event Headquarters:  Wenatchee River Institute       

 The Wenatchee Valley and Central Washington Chapters               
  invite you to join us for the Annual Study Weekend,
  this year based in Leavenworth to explore the Wenatchee         
  Mountains. Our area of interest includes much of the mountain
  area between Leavenworth and Cle Elum, which is the home to
  diverse plant communities and a number of endemic species.

 Visit here: Take the post event Survey 

 Read the Synopsis of Trip Reports from this Year's Event


Congratulations to WNPS Fellows 2016 - Gary Smith and Pam Camp


Clay Antieau, WNPS Board President, awards Gary Smith, Stewardship Steering Committee Co-Chair, and Pam Camp, Plant Inventory and Research Committee Chair, with the WNPS Fellow Award at the 2016 Study Weekend event. Learn more about the WNPS Fellow Award.  Be sure to read the articles reviewing the accomplishments of these esteemed members in the coming Fall 2016 issue of 'Douglasia'. Thank you both for your significant contributions to the Washington Native Plant Society and the environment of Washington State.


Congratulations Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner:                                            
Ted Alway, Derby Canyon Natives, Peshastin
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Washington Native Plant Appreciation Week
April 24 - May 1, 2016  Full Details   
Thank you chapter volunteers and partner organizations for the 2016 participation. 


Botany WA 2016 - Exploring the lowland forest of the Olympic Peninsula    

2016 Botany WA Group

Thank you for joining us for this year's Botany Washington Event. 
60 participants enjoyed Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA.  Botany enthusiasts used the new Flora of the Northwest keys for a peek of what's to come.  Enjoyable field trips were had with WNPS and WTU's best, and excellent speakers were present, including Eric DeChaine from Western WA University and Cathy Copas, from the National Park Service.  Enjoy our group photo!  Participants are asked to remember to respond to our event survey to support the event for 2017.  Planning is underway!  Take the survey, here.
Save the
tentative date for June 9-11, 2017.
Find additional information about Botany WA 2016, including photo and group downloads, here.

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: August 10, 2016
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