"To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native
plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy."
October is Fall Native Plant Sale Month
|South Sound Fall Native Plant Sale
Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm
Capital Museum Coach House, Olympia
|Salal Chapter Fall Native Plant Sale
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Salal Native Plant Demonstration Garden
at WSU Mt. Vernon Research Center
WNPS Board of Directors - Electronic Ballot - VOTE by October 7th!
Members are encouraged to respond to the Election ballot for the WNPS State Board of Directors, by mail or by electronic survey: HERE. Learn more about the candidates inside the Fall issue of Douglasia.
Enjoy the WNPS Blog
Join us for biweekly
topics and discussion on
Washington Native Plant Society's Blog
Find WNPS Fall Programs
hosted by WNPS Local Chapters
View September / October NEWS
Now available in the ONLINE Store OR from your Chapter:
THE 2017 WNPS Calendar is HERE
featuring all 2016 Photo Contest Winners
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.
Upcoming WNPS Events:
WNPS Native Plant Stewardship Training
Program #2 -
Conserving & Restoring Streams & Rivers in
the Wenatchee Valley and East Cascades Full details
Community-based stewardship programs are made possible
by the generous funding support of Jane and John Titland.
Coming Soon: Suksdorfia Native Plant Stewardship Workshop
This class has begun. WNPS Stewardship courses are continuing to develop around the state. Be sure to stay tuned to the Stewardship pages.
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
Save the Date for Study Weekend - May 19-21, 2017
Sponsored by the Northeast Chapter -
Base: Eastern Washington University
"From Sagebrush to Subalpine:
Exploring the Diversity of
Eastern Washington Landforms & Flora"
Stay tuned for UPDATES!
2016 Study Weekend in the
celebrated the WNPS 40th Anniversary
Thank you Wenatchee Valley and Central
Washington Chapters for a Special Event!
Congratulations to WNPS Fellows 2016 - Gary Smith and Pam Camp
WNPS Fellow Awards
Clay Antieau, WNPS Board President, awards Gary Smith, Stewardship Steering Committee Co-Chair, and Pam Camp, Plant Inventory and Research Committee Chair, with the WNPS Fellow Award at the 2016 Study Weekend event. Learn more about the WNPS Fellow Award. Be sure to read the articles reviewing the accomplishments of these esteemed members in the coming Fall 2016 issue of 'Douglasia'. Thank you both for your significant contributions to the Washington Native Plant Society and the environment of Washington State.
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.