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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. 



New Look for WNPS Website

WNPS is revamping its website between December 2017 and late Spring 2018. As features and sections are developed, pages will be published. The new framework is mobile-responsive and a search bar is coming soon.

This soft launch, beginning 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.

Enjoy the WNPS Blog

Join us for biweekly 
topics and discussion on 
Botanical Rambles 
Washington Native Plant Society's Blog

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Applications now due February 18, 2018
WNPS Master Native Plant Steward Program Coming to Green Seattle Partnership and City of Seattle Parks

Recruiting NOW

Become a Leader in Restoring the Health of Seattle's Forested Parks
no previous experience necessary

  • Feed your curiousity with expert training in ecological restoration!
  • Contribute 100 hours of volunteer service to your community!
  • Get to know others with similar interests!

Learn More HERE

Application deadline to participate is February 18, 2018. 

Find the full Program Flyer here, and information at www.greenseattle.org 


Dalles Mt.; Photograph by Don Hardin


WNPS Conservation Grant Cycle
OPEN for 2018  

Annually, WNPS awards Conservation Grants from the designated funds provided through the WNPS Endowment Fund. 

The Conservation Committee, under the leadership of Becky Chaney, is currently accepting grant applications for projects lasting up to two years. 

Grant funding has increased in 2018 and interested candidates are encouraged to apply.
More information can be found HERE.  

Grant Applications are DUE on March 1st, 2018.  

Those interested in supporting the WNPS Endowment Fund can find more information HERE.  

2018 Washington Botanical Symposium                        

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Reception to follow 4:00pm-6:00pm

UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture 

Co-hosted by University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum

Sponsored by:  Washington Native Plant Society

Find more information and register HERE

Washington Vernal Pool
Photo by Joe Rocchio


Botany Washington 2018

Late spring on the Washington Coast & Willapa Bay

June 8-10, 2018  on the 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.

Online & Mail in Registration is NOW OPEN
More information is now available regarding registration for this annual event.  Online Registration will open February 1, 2018.  
Mail in registration forms are now able to submit mail in registration with check payment.  Placement begins February 1st, 2018.  Event Information is now available  HERE  on the Botany Washington Pages...



Study Weekend 2018 - May 4-6, 2018

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

Sponsored by the Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters

Registration now Wait List only.  

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.  

The Study Weekend Event has reached capacity in registration. 
As of COB on Monday, January 15th, all future registrations will
be placed on the event wait list.  Please note that placement is still quite likely, as field trips are being added and rearranged.  
Placement emails will be sent by February 9. 

Full Confirmation letters including trip placement and last details of the weekend event, will be delivered the first week of April.

Full information is now available HERE including full event descriptions and registration information. 
Online registration and mail in registration available. 

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 


WNPS 2018 Photo Contest winner to be announced in March! 

This has been an amazing year for wildflowers and WNPS members have been busy shooting and sharing photos on communications all year long.  Now in these rainy days of winter, it's time to sort and share in the WNPS photo contest. 
The photo contest winners are published in the WNPS Calendar.  Like the beautiful shots in the WNPS 2018 Calendar, you can enter to be a part of our 2019 calendar.  Submission for this year is now closed, but it's not to early to start collecting great shots for the 2019 Photo Contest!

The Grand Prize winner will be featured in the upcoming 2018 Native Plant Appreciation Week promotional materials. Winners will be announced in March 2018.  

WNPS 2018 Photo Contest Entry Form

WNPS 2018 Photo Contest Rules


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.

Upcoming Chapter Programs: 


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

  • 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 a new description page: HERE

And More!  Order ONLINE HERE


 View the WNPS 2016 Annual Report                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Updated: February 19, 2018
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