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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. 

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!  
Paradise Valley in fall;  PHOTO BY:  Richard Droker
  Paradise Valley; PHOTO By: Richard Droker
2012 WNPS Photo Contest GRAND Prize Winner


Volume 41; Issue No. 3

Fall/Winter 2017

Issue Highlights:

  • The Amateur Botanists Who Created a Herbarium Collection
  • Washington's Delicious Wild Strawberries (Fragaria)
  • Snow Buckwheat
  • Intermountain Flora: Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, USA

The Fall/Winter Issue of Volume 41 has been delivered to member households!

Find the Table of Contents of this issue HERE

WNPS 2018 Calendar
on sale now!
Consider supporting your local chapter or purchase the WNPS 2018 Calendar online!  Calendars are available at chapter programs through the holidays, or in the online store.  
Generated by award winners from the Annual WNPS Photo Contest.  

Just $10.00 HERE

Give a GREEN Gift this Holiday Season - the WNPS GREEN Gift of MEMBERSHIP

Your best friend or loved one could receive a GREEN gift including an Individual WNPS Membership
good until June 30, 2019, a copy of the WNPS 2018 Calendar, our latest issue of the journal 
Douglasia, a sample of WNPS Washington State notecards, and a Sticker for a bargain price of $55.00.  Purchase your GREEN Gift, for a designated individual HERE.

Send a winter view of Washington State this Holiday Season
with WNPS Holiday Notecards


Purchase a box set of Washington Winter scenes for your Holiday Season's  Greetings. 5 images included with 5 copies of each for 25 blank cards with 26 envelopes.  

$15.00 per box

Available in the Online Store HERE.


WNPS Native Plant Stewardship Program - Koma Kulshan Chapter

Rivers and Forests of Whatcom County 
& Northern Puget Sound

Become a Native Plant Steward with the Koma Kulshan Chapter by participating in this 30 hour course focused on stewardship of the native plant and wildlife habitats of the northern Puget Lowland.

Enrich your understanding of the key roles that native plants play in our forests, wetlands, and other vital habitats, and how to use this knowledge to help protect and restore these habitats.  

Full program and participation information for students is available on the Koma Kulshan Chapter Stewardship page: HERE

This is the last of a series of WNPS Stewardship Pilot programs around the State of Washington, in 3 different chapters.  Stay tuned in 2018 for the WNPS Report on the Statewide Stewardship program.  
Community-based stewardship programs are made possible
by the generous support of Jane and John Titland.

WNPS Native Plant Steward Advanced Workshop Series

Are You a Prior Year Graduate of the 
WNPS Native Plant Stewardship Program?
Keep your knowledge and skills sharp with Continuing Education Programs funded by the generous
contributions of Jane and John Titland for the WNPS Stewardship Program. 

Permits and Regulations: Doing Restoration in Critical Areas
Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 10:30 am
Shoreline (King County) Public Library
345 NE 175th Street
Shoreline WA 98155

Central Puget Sound Chapter

For full information go to the CPS Stewardship page. Click HERE 


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.  
Many fall trips are available in September and October.  Each chapter newsletter is your source for regional opportunities.

Upcoming Chapter Programs:

Salal Chapter

Padilla Bay
Interpretive Center


Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Conservation of Washington's
Rare Native Plants

Presented by Wendy Gibble, Program Manager, Rare Care

Wendy Gibble is the Manager of Conservation and Education at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. In her 12 years with the program, she has conducted research on rare plant ecology, overseen the seed banking program, and propagated rare plants for out plantings.

She will give an overview of conservation efforts to protect rare native plants by the Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program, and introduce some of the rare plants of Washington.

For more information, click HERE.


Puget Sound



Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Coast Salish Ethnobotany and Lessons for Food System Resiliency
Presented by T. Abe Lloyd, Director,
Salal: The Cascadian Food Institute

T. Abe Lloyd, Ethnobotanist, is the director of Salal, the Cascadian Food Institute, and an adjunct professor at Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Royal Roads University. 

He sees food at the nexus point for our relationship with the earth. He will share the work of Salal: The Cascadian Food Institute, in applying the lessons of Coast Salish ethnobotany to supply vital nourishment while supporting biodiversity, ecological integrity and soil stability.

For more information, click HERE


Save the date!  
Study Weekend 2018 - May 4-6, 2018!

Rainbows of Wildflowers:  
Celebrating Botanical Diversity at the Columbia Gorge

Sponsored by the Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters.

Now recruiting Trip Leaders:  Please contact Don Hardin: donhardin2@gmail.com

More Registration information will post in December 2017.

Study Weekend is THE Annual Member botanizing event with over 25 field trips, speakers and more.  Join us today to participate. 

  Closer to the top the drama changes to masses of penstemon and
Sulfur buckwheat against a rocky blue-sky background.

Photo by Don Hardin

May 2017 Study Weekend was a great success. Thank you Northeast Chapter!
"From Sagebrush to Sub-alpine:  Exploring the Diversity of

Eastern Washington Land-forms & Flora"
Event Information HERE!

2017 Communications Survey

Thank you again to the 562 members that took the time to provide input to the WNPS State Board of Directors and community regarding WNPS Communications.   The data is a sample of 30% of the society, which is a very good return rate, making for reliable analysis. 

Participants are invited to view the results of the survey on the Communications Survey Report page.  Thank you all. 



white stemmed frasera (Frasera albicoulis)
Photo Credit:  Don Jacobson

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Updated: November 17, 2017
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