The highest accolade given to a member by our Society is to be named a WNPS Honorary Fellow.
In a volunteer organization that is both people and ability rich, WNPS Fellows are chosen based on three main criteria:
- Through the actions of this member, a significant and lasting change in the organization has been realized.
- The member has contributed an extraordinary amount of volunteer time to WNPS.
- The member has performed an outstanding act and/or been a driving force on behalf of the conservation, education, research or advocacy of Washington's native flora.
Fellows receive a framed certificate of recognition, lifetime membership in the WNPS, and a lifetime waiver of registration fees for annual study weekends. Those selected are formally acknowledged and applauded at the annual WNPS study weekend. Every five years in the summer issue of Douglasia, a call for nominations by members followed by a vote of the Board of Directors selects the one or two new Fellows. Fellows were last selected in 2011.
While every volunteer is sincerely appreciated by the WNPS, these dedicated and determined individuals are deserving of our Society's highest regard and gratitude.
William Barker (deceased)
Nelsa Buckingham (deceased)
Tom Corrigan (deceased)
Melinda Denton (deceased)
Betty Jo Fitzgerald
Mary Fries (deceased)
Amy Jean Gilmartin (deceased)
Lynn Hendrix (deceased)
Karen Hinman (deceased)
Arthur R. Kruckeberg
Joe Miller (deceased)
Brian O. Mulligan (deceased )
Ruth Peck Ownbey (deceased)
Ronald J. Taylor (deceased)