OUR MISSION: To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants
and their habitats through study, education and advocacy.
Help WNPS reach our Year End Giving Campaign Goal!
Your donation to WNPS supports ongoing opportunities for
education and experience with Washington's native flora.
WNPS offers a GREEN Gift for the Holidays!
Give the Gift of MEMBERSHIP to WNPS
A gift that keeps on giving for a lifetime!
Sponsor that aspiring botanist in your network to become a member of WNPS. Your gift will include a copy of the Washington Rare Plant Issue of Douglasia, a Certificate of Membership for continued benefits of WNPS through June 2018, and a 2017 WNPS Calendar. Price - $50.00
Purchasers can request the gift items to be shipped directly to the NEW member, or for wrapping and placing under a holiday tree. Order by December 19 to be under the tree for xmas.
Purchase the GREEN GIFT Membership HERE
| Douglasia - Special Issue - Washington Rare Plants
WNPS provides Research, Conservation and Education Grants.
Grant recipients provide closing technical reports,
published in Douglasia, to share their outcomes.
The Research Grant Committee announces an open cycle for awards.
Apply by January 15, 2017.
Conservation Grants - Apply by January 15, 2017.
Research, Education and Conservation
Grants are made possible by the WNPS Endowment Fund
|Tall bugbane (Cimicifuga elata)
PHOTO: Tom Kaye
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WNPS Native Plant Stewardship Program
WNPS Master Native Plant Steward Program
Located in the City of Shoreline
hosted by Central Puget Sound Chapter
The Stewardship Training program returns in 2017. Provided in partnership with King Conservation District and the City of Shoreline.
Interested course participants can find more information HERE. Applications are now available.
Visit the CPS Stewardship page to download the application.
Please submit your interest by January 17, 2017
Additional WNPS Native Plant Stewardship courses are in development for 2017 around the state. In 2016 programs were offered in South Sound and Wenatchee Valley Chapters. Soon, new programs will be announced for the state wide program. Stay tuned to the Stewardship pages.
Community-based stewardship programs are made possible by the generous funding support of Jane and John Titland.
THE 2017 WNPS Calendar is HERE
featuring all 2016 Photo Contest Winners
The publication provides educational content of Washington's native flora. A great gift for family & friends. The WNPS 2017 Calendar is made possible by the member contributions during the annual WNPS Photo Contest.
Now available for purchase in the ONLINE Store OR from your Chapter
COMPOSITAE Gaillardia aristata
2016 Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner:
Ted Alway, Derby Canyon Natives, Peshastin
WNPS 2017 Photo Contest for the 2018 WNPS Calendar
Photographers get ready! The deadline for the 2017 photo contest is February 1, 2017
|⇒||WNPS 2017 Photo Contest RULES|
|⇒||WNPS 2017 Photo Contest Entry Form|
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Washington Native Plant Society's Blog
Find WNPS Chapter Programs
December is Pot Luck Holiday Celebration Time around the Society!
Connect with your chapter comrades at an event near you!
Columbia Basin - Weds., December 7th - Richland Community Center
Koma Kulshan - Weds., December 14th - Wynn Road, Bellingham
Olympic Peninsula - Tues., December 20th -Port Townsend Community Center
South Sound - Mon., December 12th - Olympia -Capitol Museum
Weds. December 14th - Tacoma - Tacoma Nature Center
Central Puget Sound - Thursday, January 5th - Center for Urban Horiculture, Seattle
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!
Save the DATE!
Botany WA - June 9-11, 2017
Location: Tierra Retreat Center;
Planning for the annual event, held by WNPS and the UW Herbarium, is underway. Reservations are set. Registration information will release in early January 2017.
Tierra Retreat Center is over 400 acres of forested retreat center located within 15 minutes of Leavenworth.
Registration will be online, with print information sent to chapter chairs
for newsletters in January.
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
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.