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The WNPS Mission:  To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats through study, education, and advocacy. 



Checkout the New fresh Look for
WNPS Website

The new WNPS website now has live site pages for your viewing pleasure, including the beginning of the new Chapter pages.  Not only are all chapter events displayed in the WNPS calendar, updated chapter resources are now available for all members.  

The WNPS toolbar on the left also links to new pages, particularly Administration information.  Watch this continue to progress over the summer.  

The soft launch, began December 1, will feature a new look including the blog, a new events calendar, and will also send a monthly email eNewsletter, which now includes the WNPS Blog!

To view the new WNPS statewide events calendar, click HERE.


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WNPS Spring Membership Renewal Campaign is now!  

WNPS Membership expires on June 30th annually. During the Spring Campaign we seek to renew members and continue to share the legacy of WNPS and the rich heritage of Washington's native flora.  


WNPS Presents Honors Awards for Excellence, 2018

The WNPS State Board of Directors has restored the Annual Awards program, which originally began in 2014.  Van Bobbitt, WNPS Vice President, has reestablished the Awards program.  WNPS Awards recognize outstanding member and partner performance annually, while the WNPS Fellow Award is recognized every 5 years for outstanding service over time. 

We are proud to announce the 2018 Award Recipients:

WNPS Menzilia Award 

Recognizing a WNPS member who has made significant
contributions to native plant conservation, research,
education or stewardship in Washington.

Congratulations to Bill Brookreson 
Chair, South Sound Chapter
WNPS Stewardship Steering Committee 

WNPS Outstanding Partner Award

Recognizing an agency, organization, or individual who has made significant contributions to native plant conservation, research or education in Washington.

Presented posthumously to Sarah Reichard, Ph.D.
Director, University of Washington Botanic Gardens



PHOTO:  Arrhenatherum elatius
Fred Weinmann


2018  Workshop:  Know your Grasses

June 27, 28, 29, 2018;  
Weds.-Thursday 9-5; Fri. 9-1pm

University of Washington- Hitchcock Hall, Seattle

Open for Registration 

“Knowing Your Grasses” is critical to many fields of science and practice, including wetland identification and delineation, ecosystem restoration, erosion control, and interpretation of natural history. Beautiful and diverse, grasses are globally important in many ways—fundamental to the past and future survival of humans. Join expert Instructor Clay Antieau for this in-depth workshop and field experience. 

The Washington Native Plant Society and the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum are proudly partnering to offer this grass identification workshop.   


Registration is now full, with wait-list placement available.  Please review the Grass Workshop information for full details.  


Botany Washington 2018                        

Late Spring Along Willapa Bay, Pacific County, WA                  
Thank you for coming to the coast!  

Basecamp:  Ocean Park Camp & Retreat Center, 
North Long Beach Peninsula

Southwestern Washington is a botanically rich area that includes coastal headlands, extensive stretches of dune community, tidal marshes and flats, and lowland coastal forests that continue upward to the montane areas of the Willapa Hills.  Several species of plants have their northernmost populations in the area, including Baccharis pilularis (chaparral broom) and Castilleja chambersii(Chambers's paintbrush).  This is a wonderful opportunity to visit, explore, and learn about the flora of one of Washington's most distinct regions.

Botany Washington is co-sponsored by the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) and the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum (WTU).  Our goal is to provide an outstanding learning opportunity for participants of all botanical skill levels. This year we will be exploring the floristic and taxonomic diversity of southwest Washington's Long Beach Peninsula and Willapa Bay area.

Please take our event survey, your comments will help to plan Botany Washington 2019!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRFKRJT

Event Information remains available  HERE  on the Botany Washington Pages...


Study Weekend 2018 - held May 4-6, 2018

Rainbows of Wildflowers:  
Celebrating the Botanical Diversity 
of the Columbia Gorge

Sponsored by the Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters
Thank you to the Chapter experts for hosting a wonderful event!

Information HERE!

Study Weekend is the Annual WNPS Member event to study botany in the field with over 20 field trips, speakers and more.  Get ready to join the members of the Washington Native Plant Society to celebrate the beauty of the Klickitat County region and enjoy the camaraderie of local and fellow botanists.  

Hood River, Oregon and Bingen, Washington will be the event base connected by a bridge over the Columbia River Gorge.  This scenic area is sure to please and boasts some of the best wildflower displays 
in the state.  

Save the date for Study Weekend 2019 - May 17-19
Hosted by the Salal Chapter, featuring the Puget Sound Lowlands
of Skagit Valley.  

THE Spring Membership Renewal Drive is on, JOIN the Washington Native  Plant Society!

Members of WNPS have the opportunity to share resources, celebrate and learn more about native plants daily!  Society members receive the publication Douglasia, a full color Journal on Washington's native plant legacy, and can participate in regular chapter programs and activities.  
JOIN or Renew today!  
Willard Springs, Columbia Gorge; Photo by Don Hardin
  Willard Springs, Columbia Gorge; Photo by Don Hardin 

Find WNPS Chapter Programs in Local Chapter Newsletters 

The chapter pages provide full lists of local activities including speakers, field trips, plant sales, garden tours and more...connect with the members in your chapter.  
Each chapter newsletter is your source for regional opportunities.

Native Plant Appreciation Week, Celebrated April 22-28, 2018!  More HERE!
Stay Tuned for coming information about the 15th NPAW Anniversary in 2019.

VISIT the WNPS Online Store-            

  • WNPS 2018 Calendar
    including photos from the 
    2017 WNPS Photo Contest

    NOW ON SALE!  $3.00 EA!

  • NEW - Trailside Guide of the Blue Mountains,
    created by the Columbia 
    Basin Chapter - $5.00!

  • Walking in the Beauty of the World:  
    Reflections of a Northwest Botanist 
    Essays by Joe Arnett

  • Natural History Interpretive Puzzle
    Fort Worden State Park Mural by Larry Eiffert

  • WNPS Occasional Paper Series -now in the store! View the description page: HERE

And More!  Order ONLINE HERE

 View the WNPS 2016 Annual Report                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Updated: June 21, 2018
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