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


              October is Fall Native Plant Sale Month


                         Central Puget Sound Fall Native Plant Sale HERE

                            anemone occidentalis    


                                 camassia quamash


South Sound Fall Native Plant Sale
Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm
Capital Museum Coach House, Olympia

  Salal Chapter Fall Native Plant Sale
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10am-12:00 Noon
Salal Native Plant Demonstration Garden
WSU Mt. Vernon Research Center




WNPS Board of Directors - Electronic Ballot
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 Fall issue of Douglasia

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Find WNPS Fall Programs
hosted by WNPS Local Chapters
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Visit the WNPS calendar to learn more in a chapter near you, or read the newsletters available on chapter pages! 
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Now available in the ONLINE Store OR from your Chapter:

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

Congratulations Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner:
Ted Alway, Derby Canyon Natives, Peshastin 
COMPOSITAE Gaillardia aristata

Featured during:

Washington Native Plant Appreciation Week
April 24 - May 1, 2016  Full Details   
Thank you chapter volunteers and partner organizations for the 2016 participation.

Upcoming WNPS Events:             

WNPS Native Plant  Stewardship Training

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

Apply NOW - Space is still available through Wednesday night -apply by 9pm, September 21

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

Coming Soon:  Suksdorfia Native Plant Stewardship Workshop
                            November 2016






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

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!

2016 Study Weekend in the
Wenatchee Mountains
celebrated the WNPS 40th Anniversary

Thank you Wenatchee Valley and Central
Washington Chapters for a Special Event!

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

          WNPS Fellow Awards

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.

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: September 22, 2016
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