"To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native
plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy."
In Memory of Dr. Art Kruckeberg- 1920-2016
Dr. Art Kruckeberg, professor emeritus of botany at the University of Washington, author of numerous papers and books on horticulture and native plants and initial and continuing force behind the Society, says,
"We knew it would be successful because the flora of Washington is so extraordinarily rich there would always be people dedicated to its preservation and conservation."
Art Kruckeburg, the first President of WNPS
Photograph taken by Dr. D. Henderson in 1969
Public memorial services for Art will be held at the Center for Urban Horticulture at
2pm on July 24, 2016.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation, the Washington Native Plant Society, and the UW Department of Biology.
Read more about Art's life and work here.
The current issue of Botanical Rambles, the WNPS Blog features Art Kruckeberg.
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WNPS Spring Membership Renewal - Renew by June 30th.
Thank you to Washington Native Plant Society members and the community for your support and generosity during the spring membership renewal.
Your contributions continue to support the work of the Society in education, stewardship and conservation of Washington's native flora.
Register by June 30th to remain current.
Upcoming WNPS Events:
Aquatics Plant Workshop 2016
Peter Zika; Instructor
August 23-24, 2016
Hitchcock Hall, University of Washington
Registration & course information: Full Details
2016 Study Weekend - The Wenatchee Mountains
An Annual WNPS Event
Celebrate 40 Years of WNPS
June 17-19, 2016
Event Headquarters: Wenatchee River Institute
The Wenatchee Valley and Central Washington Chapters
invite you to join us for the Annual Study Weekend,
this year based in Leavenworth to explore the Wenatchee
Mountains. Our area of interest includes much of the mountain
area between Leavenworth and Cle Elum, which is the home to
diverse plant communities and a number of endemic species.
For WNPS members, please JOIN to attend.
June 18, 2016 – February 5, 2017
UW Campus, Seattle
Few places on earth rival the rugged beauty and biological diversity of Washington state’s North Cascades mountain range. In Wild Nearby, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and stories of one of the largest wildlands in the U.S.
Step into a full-scale replica of a fire lookout. Hold wolverine, deer, and coyote skulls. Examine ancient artifacts from the Upper Skagit Tribe. Learn what woodpeckers, wildflowers, and frogs can tell us about how the region is changing, and map your next Northwest outdoor adventure.
The rushing waters of Downey Creek flow past blooming wildflowers,
Glacier Peak Wilderness. Photo by Art Wolfe.
Click here for WNPS member entry coupons - 2 for 1
FREE TICKETS TO THE WASHINGTON STATE FAIR!
Volunteers are needed to work in South Sound chapter’s native plants display
in the NW OUTDOORS building at the Washington State Fair (formerly known as the Puyallup Fair) in September. Volunteers will greet fair goers and assist with periodic maintenance of the displays.
The fair runs from September 2nd thru September 25th (closed on Tuesdays).
If this opportunity interests you, please email Cyndy Dillon at email@example.com and let her know when you would be able to help. Please provide Cyndy your home address so she can mail you your ticket(s)!
- Volunteers get a FREE ticket to the fair, plus FREE parking on the day(s) that they volunteer to work.
- Volunteers are asked to work two-hour shifts.
- Shifts occur when the fair is open beginning on FRIDAY, SEPT 2 and ending on SUNDAY, SEPT 25 (Closed on Tuesdays).
- First shift starts at 11 am and the last shift starts at 3 pm.
- You can volunteer for multiple days and receive tickets for each day you volunteer.
NO SPECIAL EXPERTISE IS REQUIRED. Although a knowledge of native plants is helpful, it is not required. Volunteers working the display area serve as ambassadors to our local chapter and to the Washington Native Plant Society as a whole. They also provide handouts and other useful information to fair-goers.
Graduating 22 new WNPS Native Plant Stewards.
Community-based stewardship programs are made possible
by the generous funding support of Jane and John Titland.
Coming Soon: Wenatchee Valley Native Plant Stewardship Training
Congratulations Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner:
Ted Alway, Derby Canyon Natives, Peshastin
COMPOSITAE Gaillardia aristata
Washington Native Plant Appreciation Week
April 24 - May 1, 2016 Full Details
Thank you chapter volunteers and partner organizations for the 2016 participation.
Botany WA 2016 - Exploring the lowland forest of the Olympic Peninsula
Thank you for joining us for this year's Botany Washington Event.
60 participants enjoyed Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. Botany enthusiasts used the new Flora of the Northwest keys for a peek of what's to come. Enjoyable field trips were had with WNPS and WTU's best, and excellent speakers were present, including Eric DeChaine from Western WA University and Cathy Copas, from the National Park Service. Enjoy our group photo! Participants are asked to remember to respond to our event survey to support the event for 2017. Planning is underway! Take the survey, here.
Save the tentative date for June 9-11, 2017.
Find additional information about Botany WA 2016, including photo and group downloads, here.
The University of Washington Herbarium (WTU) at the Burke Museum is officially embarking on an update to the one-volume "Flora of the Pacific Northwest". Find out more and how you can help.