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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. 

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Be a part of Washington Native Plant Society for the 2017-2018 membership year.  

WNPS has an exciting year ahead including- a new website, a statewide 
E-news letter from WNPS with a comprehensive event calendar beginning December 2017, more beautiful full color issues of Douglasia, along with more stewardship and great member programs around the state, including Study Weekend 2018 in the Columbia Gorge, sponsored by the Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters.

RENEW or JOIN TODAY   Please see our membership page.


Federation Forest, May 2017 Photo by Jim Evans
  Federation Forest, May 2017
Photo by Jim Evans

The 2018 WNPS Calendar

The annual WNPS Photo Contest for 2017 has provided some wonderful shots of Washington and the native flora for this upcoming year's calendar. The publication includes 28 photos and educational content for the users daily pleasure.  

Order yours in the online store.

Stay tuned for notifications of the 2018 WNPS Photo contest, coming in November.  

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VOTE:  The WNPS State Board of Directors requests members to review bios in Douglasia and vote for candidates as provided in this issue. Please cast your vote today or by October 15th! HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HRKH5G8


Volume 41; Issue No. 2

Summer 2017

Issue Highlights:

  • The Aquatic Life and Native Plants
  • Reintroducing Rare Plants in Support Wild Population Conservation
  • Summer Hikes for a Snow-Laden Winter and Late Spring
  • Columbia Lily (Lilium columbianum) - Washington State's Only Native True Lily
  • After view the Board Member Bio's of Candidates article, on page 19, please cast your vote for the Fall 2017 Candidate slate of the WNPS State Board of Directors.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HRKH5G8

The Fall/Winter Issue of Volume 41 will deliver to current members in November. 

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

Program Flyer

Community-based stewardship programs are made possible
by the generous support of Jane and John Titland.

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:

WNPS Chapter Fall Native Plant Sales!

Central Puget Sound Chapter 

October 7, Seattle Magnuson Park

Native Plants, Bulbs and Seeds!
Find the complete list and
more information here.  

Columbia Basin Chapter

Richland, WA

October 21, 2017

C&M Nursery

More information Here

 South Sound Chapter

 Olympia, WA

 Capitol Museum Coach House

 October 28, 2017

 More information Here

Salal Chapter Fall Native Plant Sale

 WSU demo Native Plant Garden
 Mt. Vernon, WA

    October 28, 2017
 10am - noon

More information 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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