OUR MISSION: To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy.
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NOTE: The WNPS office is closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of our National Holiday, President's Day.
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"
Event Information HERE!
The WNPS Northeast Chapter is looking forward to hosting WNPS members at this year's Study weekend and highlighting the diverse botanical and geological landscape of the east regions of Washington State.
Join WNPS members from around the state at this weekend of study and camaraderie. Online and mail in registration is available.
Clarkia Fossil Beds
PHOTO: Suzanne Schwab
June 9-11, 2017
Late Spring in the East Cascades
Location: Tierra Retreat Center;
Tumwater Canyon, near Leavenworth
Event Information HERE
Registration is OPEN
Eastern Cascade Slope in flower
PHOTO: David Giblin (WTU)
The mixed conifer forests and open slopes of the lower East Cascades foothills are a must-visit destination during the spring wildflower season. The Leavenworth area's combination of plentiful snowmelt runoff, sunshine, and warm spring temperatures produce one of the finest wildflower blooms in the region. June is typically an ideal time to explore the native flora of this area.
Tierra Retreat Center is over 400 acres of forested retreat center located within 15 minutes of Leavenworth. www.tierraretreat.com.
An annual event, co sponsored by Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) and
the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum (WTU)
WNPS Conservation Grants
2017 Application Cycle OPEN!
The WNPS Conservation Committee has a fund of $2000 available for conservation grants that further the conservation of Washington native plants and their habitats for 2017 awards. The Applications cycle opens on February 1.
Applications due no later than March 1st.
Find Application and Information - HERE
PHOTO: Fred Weinmann
WNPS Stewardship-Wenatchee Valley
Conservation and Restoring
Participate in a Native Plant Stewardship course focused on shrub-steppe habitats in Chelan and Douglas counties. This 30 hour course begins April 20th. Applications are now being accepted. Find out more information here.
1960's photo of Shrub-steppe valley
PHOTO: John Thorpe
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. Stay tuned to the Stewardship pages for continued developments.
Community-based stewardship programs are made possible by the generous support of Jane and John Titland.
WNPS Master Native Plant Steward Program
Central Puget Sound
The full 100 hour 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,
on the CPS Stewardship Page.
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.
Incentive prize winners will be selected at the February 25 WNPS State Board of Directors meeting and announced here the following week.
white stemmed frasera (Frasera albicoulis)
Photo Credit: Don Jacobson
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Find WNPS Chapter Programs in Local Chapter Newsletters
Featured February Program:
Ecology of the sagebrush steppe with Varn Brooks;
and an update on our protection/ restoration projects at Kah Tai Prairie and Pt. Wilson.
Tuesday February 21, 2017, 6:30 social time; 7:00 program
Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., Port Townsend.
Wyoming big sagebrush;
Wyoming paintbrush, and bunch grass;
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
2017 WNPS PHOTO CONTEST
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Lake Eagle Cap Wilderness Wallowa Mts, OR
PHOTO: MARK EGGAR