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to the Central Puget Sound Chapter (CPS) of the Washington Native Plant Society! 
We serve King County and the southern half of Snohomish County, encompassing native forests, alpine areas, wetlands, coastal areas, streams and a booming population.  For numerous ways to discover and protect native plants and their habitats close to home, see below.
Whether your interest is in learning all you can about native plants and botany, taking care of native plant habitats at home and beyond, or meeting others who are equally passionate about native plants, the CPS chapter has many ways for you to meet your goals.  Please explore our website, and do not hesitate to contact any of our board members if you would like to jump in or have questions.


Central Puget Sound Chapter Annual Meeting and June Program

Election of Board Officers

Birds in our Midst: Creating Gardens Filled with Life
Tuesday, June 12
Bellevue Botanical Garden
7:00 pm
Julie O'Donald

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Steward and Master Gardener, Julie O'Donald will give an overview of the elements that create beautiful gardens for birds and people. Best native plants for birds and design features that create habitat will be emphasized. Photos of birds with their food plants will show how to bring nature home to any size property. Julie's personal certified wildlife habitat contains over 200 species of native plants and attracts birds, butterflies, pollinators and beneficial insects.

Active in educational community outreach, Julie volunteers for the Washington Native Plant Society, the Washington Butterfly Association, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and the National Wildlife Federation as the team leader for the Brier Wildlife Habitat Project. Julie's garden has been featured in Pacific Horticulture, Bird Watching Magazine, The Butterfly Gardener and Sunset publications. 

Program produced by Cheryl Wagner

Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is Free.
Donations appreciated!

Soils, Beautiful Soils!
Saturday, June 2
9:00am to 3:00pm
Shoreline Community College Room 1810
City of Shoreline - WNPS Master Native Plant Steward Continuing Education Series

Join experts to learn more about the soils at your restoration site (or any other interesting site)! First we will dive into laboratory techniques to identify the pH, texture, and bulk density of our soil samples. Then our expert presenter from UW will walk us through a lecture on soil structure, disturbances, and assessments, and will help us to interpret our test results so that we may better manage and amend our soils in the restoration process.

RSVP at Sign-Up Genius. Send inquiries to Joy Wood at CPSStewardshipProgram@gmail.com. Once you RSVP, you will be sent a soils collection protocol so that you can bring soil samples to test at the workshop

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"Native Plant Press" Summer 2018 (Desktop version)

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  See all upcoming programs and complete information on our new program page.

  Central Puget Sound Chapter ~ Calendar of Events

       June 2018
               2   Soils, Beautiful Soils!
Presented by WNPS Master Steward Continuing Education Series
              12 Julie O'Donald: "Birds in our Midst: Creating Gardens Filled with Life (Bellevue Botanical Garden)
        September 2018
             6 Robert Pelant: "Restoring Abandoned Agricultural Land to Native Oak-Prairie Habitat on Whidby Island (Mountaineers Program Center)
          October 2018
               Dr. Katherine Glew: "Lichens" (Bellevue Botanical Garden)
           November 2018
               Dr. Scott Freeman: "Saving Tarboo Creek" (Mountaineers Program Center)
           December 2018
                Holiday Party!


 Seeking Native Plants -What to do with your surplus native flora?  Donate of Course!


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