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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 in progress with building a new refreshed website, complete with a full calendar of all WNPS events, including chapter regional event.  Pages are expected to unfold as early as April 2018.  The new framework is mobile-responsive and a search bar is coming soon.

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.

Click HERE for links to local chapters.    


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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.  


Washington Native Plant Society Participates in GIVE BIG 

Thank you to the Seattle Foundation, for years of GIVE Big Success.

The Give BIG program with the Seattle Foundation now comes to an end for the Seattle Region, stay tuned for next year's spring giving day! 

Thank you all for participating in GIVE Big over the years.  This regional fundraiser for non profit organizations has been very good to WNPS in the past.  Celebrate Give Big with your friends and workplace. 

Washington Native Plant Society thanks all 63 donors who participated, representing over $7,000.00 is support for the organization!  We are so grateful for your support.


WNPS Opens Education Grant Cycle for Proposals            
Apply by May 15, 2018

The Education Committee encourages educators throughout the state to develop projects about native plants and plant habitats for their classes.  Teachers who have been granted awards can serve as mentors for other teachers hoping to do similar projects in their school district.  Education grants are also available for projects linked to gardens, museums, parks and other public displays of or about native plants.  

Find out more information on how to apply for this cycle.  



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.   



   Join us for Native Plant Appreciation Week, April 22-28!  More HERE!

Botany Washington 2018                        

Late Spring Along Willapa Bay, Pacific County, WA                  

June 8-10, 2018

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.

Registration is Closed for 2018
Event confirmation letters will be mailed by May 10th. 
Event Information remains 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 is now closed

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.  

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

Full event information is now available HERE 

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.

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: May 16, 2018
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