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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

Photo by Christine Farrow


Saturday, October 28, 2017
10am - 12 NOON

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

click here to find out more


 Join Us for the Salal Chapter Meeting

Pacific Northwest Herbaria
Presenter Samantha Richert 

Sat., Sept. 16th 10am – 12 Noon 
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center

“North Cascades National Park Herbarium”

 Join curator Samantha Richert for an introduction to the park’s herbarium, a short presentation on this summer’s digitization project and some tips on navigating the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria website (an amazing resource for plant identification).

She’ll also bring several rare plant specimens from the herbarium and talk about how to access this resource in person. For countless generations Native Americans have stewarded the rich and diverse ecosystems surrounding the Salish Sea. .     


 “Conservation of Washington’s Rare Native Plants”

by Wendy Gibble, Program Manager, Washington, Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care).

Saturday, November 18, 10 - 12 Noon
Chapter Meeting - Padilla Bay Interpretive Center

More information coming soon.



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.

September 2017 Newsletter (Issue 3-17)

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: September 14, 2017
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