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to the Central Puget Sound Chapter (CPS) of the Washington Native Plant Society! 
We serve King County and the southern half of Snohomish County, encompassing native forests, alpine areas, wetlands, coastal areas, streams and a booming population.  For numerous ways to discover and protect native plants and their habitats close to home, see below.
Whether your interest is in learning all you can about native plants and botany, taking care of native plant habitats at home and beyond, or meeting others who are equally passionate about native plants, the CPS chapter has many ways for you to meet your goals.  Please explore our website, and do not hesitate to contact any of our board members if you would like to jump in or have questions.


Are You a Prior Year Graduate of the 
WNPS Native Plant Stewardship Program?
Keep your knowledge and skills sharp with Continuing Education Programs funded by the generous contributions of Jane and John Titland for the WNPS Stewardship Program. 
The first two programs will be offered this fall:

Kern Ewing, Professor of Restoration Ecology, University of Washington, will introduce
Central Puget Sound Restoration:  Sharing Steward Ideas
Monday, October 30, 6 to 9pm
Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH)
Isaacson Classroom
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Permits and Regulations:  Doing Restoration in Critical Areas
Saturday, December 2nd, Beginning at 10:30am
Shoreline (King County) Public Library
345 NE 175th Street 
Shoreline WA 98155
For full information go to the CPS Stewardship page. Click HERE 


December Program:
Coast Salish Ethnobotany and Lessons for Food System Resiliency

Thursday, December 7
Mountaineers Cascade Room
7:00 pm

Presented by T. Abe Lloyd

T. Abe Lloyd, Ethnobotanist, sees food at the nexus point for our relationship with the earth. He will share the work of Salal: The Cascadian Food Institute in applying the lessons of Coast Salish ethnobotany to supply vital nourishment while supporting biodiversity, ecological integrity and soil stability

Abe has a passion for plants and indigenous foods that traces back deep into his childhood. He completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resource Management at Northland College. Since then, research projects have taken Abe to many corners of the planet, most notably, to Nepal twice and to NW Yunnan. In 2011, Abe completed a Master’s Degree in Ethnoecology at the University of Victoria under the Northwest Coast ethnobotanist, Dr. Nancy J. Turner. For his thesis research, Abe collaborated with Kwakwaka’wakw elder Kwaxsistalla (Clan Chief Adam Dick) to experimentally restore a traditional estuarine salt marsh root garden near the remote First Nation village of Kingcome Inlet on the Central Coast of British Columbia. Abe now lives in his home town of Bellingham and is an active member of the Washington Native Plant Society, the NW Mushroomers, and the Society of Ethnobiology. He is the director of Salal, the Cascadian Food Institute, an Adjunct Professor at Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Royal Roads University, and actively researches, promotes, and eats the indigenous foods of this bountiful bioregion. 

Program produced by Sharon Baker and Shelley Evans.

Plant Identification Workshop begins at 6:00
Program begins at 7:00 PM.

Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is Free


Native Plant Press


"Native Plant Press" December 2017 (Mobile version)

"Native Plant Press" December 2017 (Print version)

 Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter
Volunteer opportunities for November and beyond start on
page 8 of the November Native Plant Press.

  See all upcoming programs and complete information on our new program page.

  Central Puget Sound Chapter ~ Calendar of Events

          7 T. Abe Lloyd “Coast Salish Ethnobotany and Lessons for Food System Resiliency” 

 January 2018
          4 Holiday Party (Mountaineers Program Center)
  February 2018
Lynda Mapes “Witness Tree: What the life of a single, 110-year old oak, tells us about climate change”                                                   

 Seeking Native Plants -What to do with your surplus native flora?  Donate of Course!


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