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Central Puget Sound Chapter

   Chapter Information         

Welcome
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.

          Join us Thursday, March 2nd at the Mountaineers to hear Peter Stekel on
                          "Best Wildflower Hikes in Western Washington"

 Photo credit: Camas in bloom (Camassia quamash)


  Native Plant Press

FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

"Native Plant Press" February 2017 (Desktop version)

"Native Plant Press" February 2017 (Mobile version)

Back Issues of Native Plant Press

 NOTE: New chapter meeting locations for 2017

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the complete CPS calendar.


Upcoming Programs


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


 

                     The Flower and Garden Show is from February 22 to 26 at the Washington State Convention Center.
The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will be in Booth #2512 at this year's show.
For information about location, hours and parking, click the link to the left.

 

Peter Stekel

"Best Wildflower Hikes in Western Washington"


    March 2, 7:30 pm
Mountaineers Headquarters in Magnuson Park,
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Cascade Room
          

Rainier Meadows Photo Credit: Mary Ingels

   

Native Plant Identification Workshop at 6:30, program starts at 7:30
A free plant identification workshop is offered before each Chapter meeting at 6:30 PM.  While the workshop is oriented primarily toward beginners, anyone who wants to work on improving keying skills or their familiarity with the northwest flora is welcome.  Feel free to bring samples of unknown plants in for identification.  We will have plenty of material and tools if you come empty-handed.

Join us for a perambulation through some of Western Washington's premier wildflower habitat - surprising and not - and known, little known, or somewhat forgotten gems of landscape. There will be plenty of photos, hints on not only where to go for wildflower displays but when to go to see the best. Peter Stekel will also walk you through the history of botanical exploration in our region, what and what not to bring on hikes, and attempt to navigate you through the roiling and confusing waters of trail permits.

Peter Stekel is an award-winning writer with over 700 magazine and newspaper feature stories published since 1991. He is author of one other hiking guide, BEST HIKES NEAR SEATTLE (FalconGuides). He has also authored two World War II aviation histories: FINAL FLIGHT - The Mystery of a WWII Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra (Wilderness Press) and BENEATH HAUNTED WATERS: Two World War II B-24 Bombers Lost in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains (Lyons Press).

 


 

Volunteer Now for the Spring CPS Plant Sale!

 

The sale will be held on Saturday April 29 at Mercerdale Park on Mercer Island.

Volunteer assignments are available April 28 and 29 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Volunteering allows you to shop at the show early for best selection!

For more information on specific assignments please contact Rita Moore at rita.a.moore@gmail.com.


 

Central Puget Sound Chapter ~ Calendar of Events

   
 February 2017
      21 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office Please note date change due to holiday.
      22-26 Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Washington Native Plant Society booth 2512
 
March 2017
      
1 Plant Sale committee meeting, 12 noon, location to be determined
       2 Peter Stekel, "Best Wildflower Hikes in Western Washington:"
          Mountaineers Program Center, Cascade Room.
      
5 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
       20 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
 
April 2017
       3 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
       5 Plant Sale committee meeting, 12 noon, location to be determined
       6 CANCELLED
      
17 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
      
25 Richard Ramsden on "Seeking Washington Wildflowers." Bellevue Botanical Garden
       29 Spring Plant Sale, Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island
 
May 2017
       1 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
       4 Linda Vorobik speaking on the Flora of New Zealand. Center for Urban Horticulture
      
15 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
 
June 2017
      
1 David Giblin speaking on the Hitchcock revision.
          Mountaineers Program Center, Cascade  Room
       5 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
       13 Nancy Kartes, Manager, "Bellevue Botanical Garden Present and Future" and
           give a tour of the Urban Meadow Project.
       19 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
                                                                                                             

 

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

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