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                         "To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native
                              plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy."


Dr. Kruckeberg 1969 photo by Dr. Hendersen

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 extraordinaril
y 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

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.

  Lewisiopsis tweedyi 


Upcoming WNPS Events:             

2016 Study Weekend - The Wenatchee Mountains
An Annual WNPS Event

REGISTRATION Closes FRIDAY!  May 27th - Sign UP Today!
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.

 Registration has been extended to May 27, 2016!  Full Details 


Full Weekend more that you can attend?  Consider joining us for our 40th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday night only!  Celebrate at the Barbeque Dinner at Red-tail Canyon Farm 5:30 pm (dinner served starting at 6 pm) followed by guest speaker Jack Nisbet, 'Chasing Bisquitroot' 
Dinner Only registration $25.00 per person.  Register HERE

Know Your Grasses:  The Identification & Appreciation of Grass         

Clay Antieau, Instructor                                      
June 22-24, 2016
Hitchcock Hall, University of Washington

Registration & course information Full Details


Aquatics Plant Workshop 2016

Peter Zika; Instructor
August 23-24, 2016
Hitchcock Hall, University of Washington

Registration & course information:  Full Details

WNPS Native Plant  Stewardship Training has concluded for
South Sound Chapter; Tacoma Nature Center  Full details

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
September 2016

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    

2016 Botany WA Group

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 peak 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, here.

 Enjoy the WNPS Blog

Join us for biweekly
topics and  discussion on
Botanical Rambles,
Washington Native Plant Society's Blog


Revision of Hitchcock & Cronquist Flora of the PNW

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.





Updated: May 27, 2016
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