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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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For more information:
South Sound: http://www.southsoundchapterwnps.org/
Central Puget Sound: https://www.wnps.org/cps/index3.html
Salal: https://www.wnps.org/salal/index2.html


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

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.  

  Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Group: 2016 Project - Native Plant
Stream Restoration Demonstration Garden, Photo by Wendy Scherrer

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. 




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

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 

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 a the description page: HERE

And More!  Order ONLINE HERE


 View the WNPS 2016 Annual Report                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Updated: April 20, 2018
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