Welcome to the Salal Chapter
|Serving Skagit, Island, and Northern Snohomish counties, the Salal Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and study of the native plants of Washington and to the education of the public on the values of native flora and its habitat.|
Native Plant Sale
Use Native Plants in your Landscape
SPRING PLANT SALE
2017 Scholarship Available
High School or College Students
Applications are due on March 31st. click here to find out more about this Scholarship Opportunity.
The Salal Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and study of the native plants of Washington and to the education of the public on the values of native flora and its habitat.
We invite students to apply for financial assistance to attend a Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) educational event (Study Weekend or Botany WA) or for assistance with the purchase of materials for completion of coursework related to the natural sciences.
Join Us for the Salal Chapter Meeting
Coast Salish Ethnobotany - Abe Lloyd
Saturday, February 18, 10am – 12 Noon
|Join Ethnobotanist T. Abe Lloyd as he explores the resiliency of indigenous food systems—ranging from as high as a Mountain Goat can climb to as deep as a Halibut can dive. Lloyd is an instructor at WWU and WCC as well as the director of Salal, the Cascadian Food Institute, where he works to promote indigenous foods.|
Spring Field Trips/Hikes
Bowman Bay Shelter at Deception Pass State Park
Saturday, May 20, 10am – 2pm
click here for more about Bowman Bay
Park Manger Jack Hartt will give us a tour of a beach restoration project and we will enjoy a barbeque potluck afterwards. The Chapter will provide items for the grill and members are encouraged to bring salads and desserts.
The Potent Teller
Our printed newsletter, the Potent Teller is issued four times a year.
Back issues are available from the editor for the cost of photocopying. Free copies in Word format are also available by email.
Brenda Cunningham, Chapter Chair & Native Plant Garden Manager
|In 2016 it was the 25th year for the “Salal” Mt Vernon Chapter and 40 years for the Washington Native Plant Society.|
Chapter Questions or Interests Contact:
Brenda Cunningham; Salal Chapter Chair
1220 S 11th ST
Mount Vernon, WA. 98274-5002