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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.

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



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


WNPS is looking for a new Stewardship Training Coordinator Consultant for the WNPS / Green Seattle Partnership Forest Stewards.

The Stewardship Training Coordinator serves as lead coordinator for the Green Seattle Partnership’s continuing education activities in 2018. The purpose of the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) / WNPS training series is to provide ongoing education and training opportunities for GSP volunteers throughout the year related to 10 topics.  Volunteer engagement in the classroom and experience in the field aids in volunteer appreciation/retention and improves the overall quality of management of the community’s forest restoration efforts.  WNPS has served in this role with the Green Seattle Partnership for five years and looks forward to continuing to do so into the future.  

WNPS is in the final stages of completing its contract with the City of Seattle for this 2018 work.

This is a consultant position. 
Click HERE for more details.


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 is now closed, as the event is now full to capacity, with a Wait List.   
Those registered may add meals if interested up to April 1st.  

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. 

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 very soon as we prepare for
Native Plant Appreciation Week, April 22-28, 2018! 

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.  


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 a the description page: HERE

And More!  Order ONLINE HERE


 View the WNPS 2016 Annual Report                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Updated: March 12, 2018
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