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Welcome to the Salal Chapter                                      

Clarkiaamoena photo Christine Farrow

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

Photo by Christine Farrow


Saturday, May 6, 2017
10am - 12 NOON

WSU Research and Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA. 98273

click here to find out more


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

Abe Lloyd

Coast Salish Ethnobotany - Abe Lloyd 

Saturday, February 18, 10am – 12 Noon 
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center

For countless generations Native Americans have stewarded the rich and diverse ecosystems surrounding the Salish Sea.


Books written by Abe Lloyd click here

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.

May 2017 Newsletter (Issue 2-17)

February 2017 Newsletter (Issue 1-17)

November 2016 Newsletter (Issue 3-16)

September 2016 Newsletter (Issue 3-16)

June 2016 Newsleter (Summer Issue)

Back issues are available from the editor for the cost of photocopying. Free copies in Word format are also available by email.

Podcast Interview

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
(360)336-8753; nativegarden@fidalgo.net



Updated: May 3, 2017
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