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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 
Central Puget Sound Master 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:

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 



November Program:
Climate Change Impacts on Plant Communities 
in the Pacific Northwest

Thursday, November 2
Mountaineers Cascade Room
7:00 pm

 Presented by Janneke HilleRisLambers

Predicting how climate change will influence the plants and animals with which we share our planet is one of the most challenging problems ecologists face. Climate is often assumed to be the dominant force governing species distributions, which leads to the prediction that all species will simply shift their ranges poleward and upward as the planet warms. Locally, plant communities should therefore lose cold-adapted species, while warm-adapted species increase in abundance. However, species differences in climate sensitivity, the impacts of species interactions, and unprecedented rates of climate change paired with limited dispersal and slow demography will add significant complexity to these simple predictions, as will many other factors. A major research goal of the HilleRisLambers lab is to explore these complexities using observations, experiments and modeling. In this talk, I will present some of our most recent work disentangling the many processes that will influence how coniferous forests and wildflower meadows at Mt. Rainier National Park and beyond will respond to climate change. 

Janneke HilleRisLambers is the Walker Professor of Natural History in the Biology Department at University of Washington, Seattle. The HilleRisLambers lab uses field observations, manipulative experiments, citizen science, and statistical modeling to study the relationship between climate and species distributions in space (ranges) and time (phenology). Current study sites are in the Pacific Northwest (including Mt. Rainier and North Cascades National Park). See http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html and www.meadowatch.org for more details.

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


                                                                Places still available!   A seed propagation workshop will be offered to chapter members on Saturday, November 4. The workshop will include everything you need to grow plants from seed, including hands-on instruction, seed, propagation soil, and flats. 
You will have the opportunity to take propagation flats home with you for the winter, and grow your favorite native species, some of which will be offered to our loyal customers at a future plant sale. 
For time, location and other questions, contact Rick Thompson at


Native Plant Press


"Native Plant Press" October 2017 (Mobile version)

"Native Plant Press" October 2017 (Print version)

 Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter
Volunteer opportunities for October and beyond start on
page 11 of the October Native Plant Press.

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

  Central Puget Sound Chapter ~ Calendar of Events

October 2017
         Fall plant sale, Magnuson Park Nursery
       10 Jennifer Hahn “Sustainable Wild Food Foraging and Cuisine. Bellevue Botanical Garden 
       16  Chapter Board meeting

November 2017
Janneke Hille Ris Lambers “Climate Change Impacts on PNW Plant Communities” Mountaineers
          4 Native Plant Propagation Workshop, Magnuson Park

          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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