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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. 

The 2018 Fall Fundraising Campaign is in progress, and we are nearing the fundraising goal for this season, with days to go to end of year, consider supporting the Society with your end of year contribution.  Your gift can support the mission of WNPS, and further education, study and advocacy of Washington's native flora. Thank you for your contribution.  Donate Now

 Join member Terri Knoke, who states "My personal mission now is to try to show the worth and beauty of native plants to others, through my actions and through my art. I want to join my voice with Don’s—and yours—and continue to be an advocate for the native plants."  

Study Weekend 2018 - May 4-6, 2018

Rainbows of Wildflowers:  
Celebrating the Botanical Diversity 
of the Columbia Gorge

Sponsored by the Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters
Registration officially OPENS on January 3, 2018.  

Study Weekend is the Annual WNPS Member event to study botany in the field with over 20 field trips, speakers and more.  Get ready to join the members of the Washington Native Plant Society to celebrate the beauty of the Klickitat County region and enjoy the camaraderie of local and fellow botanists.  

Hood River, Oregon and Bingen, Washington will be the event base connected by a bridge over the Columbia River Gorge.  This scenic area is sure to please and boasts some of the best wildflower displays
in the state.  

Full information is now available HERE including full event descriptions and registration information.
Online registration and placement of all mail in requests received will begin on January 3rd, 2018. 

The full link to Study Weekend 2018, http://www.wnps.org/study_weekend/home.html


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

VISIT the WNPS Online Store for the Holidays -
the Gifts of WNPS               

  • WNPS 2018 Calendar
    including photos from the 
    2017 WNPS Photo Contest

  • NEW - Trailside Guide of the Blue Mountains, from the Columbia Basin Chapter

  • Walking in the Beauty of the World:  
    Reflections of a Northwest Botanist 
    Essays by Joe Arnett

  • Natural History Interpretive Puzzle
    Fort Worden State Park Mural by Larry Eiffert

  • WNPS Occasional Paper Series -now in the store! View a new description page: HERE

And More!  Order ONLINE 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 wintery 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.

NEW!  Visit the ONLINE STORE for new items including BOOKS and WNPS Occasional Papers



Get ready for the WNPS 2018 Photo Contest! 

This has been an amazing year for wildflowers and WNPS members have been busy shooting and sharing photos on communications all year long.  Now in these rainy days of winter, it's time to sort and share in the WNPS photo contest. 

PHOTO SUBMISSIONS are DUE February 1, 2018.  

The photo contest winners are published in the WNPS Calendar.  Like the beautiful shots in the WNPS 2018 Calendar, you can enter to be a part of our 2019 calendar. 

The Grand Prize winner will be featured in the upcoming 2018 Native Plant Appreciation Week promotional materials. Winners will be announced in March 2018.  

WNPS 2018 Photo Contest Entry Form

WNPS 2018 Photo Contest Rules

Use the above form to submit your photos electronically or by mail on a CD.  THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THE CONTEST!

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.  
Each chapter newsletter is your source for regional opportunities.

Upcoming Chapter Programs: 

South Sound Chapter  


Capital Museum 

Coach House     


Crown Jewels Wilderness, 
The North Cascades National Park

w/Lauren Danner, Ph.D.

January 9, 2018; 7PM

Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the North Cascades National Park, this talk will chronicle the park’s creation. The remote, rugged and stunningly beautiful north Cascade peaks have been protected from development for generations to come.

Lauren Danner, PhD, is a writer and historian based in Olympia, Washington. She focuses on public lands policy, Pacific Northwest and environmental history, and outdoor recreation. A former college professor, museum director and Washington State field coordinator for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, she now writes at http://www.wildernesswithinher.com.

Olympic Peninsula      

Port Townsend



Thursday, January 16th, 2018

Program Speaker: 
Donovan Tracy

A wildflower enthusiast, photographer and hiker, is a volunteer with the UW Herbarium and co-authored the wildflower guide, “Alpine Flowers of Mt. Rainier” with David Giblin, the herbarium’s collection manager. He recently assisted the Mt. Rainier volunteer rangers , known as “Meadow Rovers” with training on subalpine meadow classification and alpine plant identification of Mount Rainier National Park. He developed and maintains the web site, Flowers of Rainier (www.flowersofrainier.com) which features over 250 species and 10 wildflower hikes. 




Botany Washington 2018

Late spring on the Washington Coast &
Willapa Bay

June 8-10, 2018
Long Beach Peninsula

More information will be available in January
regarding registration for this annual event

Event Information will be posted HERE



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

 Enjoy the WNPS Blog

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

      Visit the Blog page to Subscribe today!






New Look for WNPS Website

WNPS is revamping its website between December 2017 and late Spring 2018. As features and sections are developed, pages will be published. The new framework is mobile-responsive and a search bar is coming soon.

This soft launch, beginning December 1, will feature a new look including the blog, a new events calendar, and will also send a monthly email eNewsletter.

To view the new WNPS statewide events calendar, click HERE.



Updated: December 16, 2017
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