Mission Statement

To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats through study, education, and advocacy.


New Look for WNPS Website

WNPS is revamping its website in 2018. As features and sections are redeveloped, pages will be published. The new framework is mobile-responsive, and a search bar is coming soon.

This soft-launch begins December 1, 2017 will featue a new look with the blog, new events calendar, and also email a monthly eNewsletter to subscribed users.

To get involved in the project please email .

Join WNPS as a Member

Join the community of plant enthusiasts, whether you are a botanist, hobbyist, parent, or gardener.

Explore with Others!

Find something to do across the state with like-minded friends. We recommend a lecture, plant sale, or hike!

Donate for a Difference

WNPS is dedicated to the conservation of plants and their habitats, all possible because of our passionate members.


View at a glance all the WNPS events coming up across the state. There are several ways to view and stay connected. The state events page and calendar shows every event, and as chapter and committee pages are published, each  will have their own calendar to view separately. Start planning your vacation and visit another chapter's programs.


No need to stay in the dark, WNPS will keep you connected sending you a monthly eNewsletter. This newsletter will feature blog articles, upcoming events, and important announcements. Open to anyone. If you're thinking about becoming a member, this is a great way to find out what the organization is all about.

Visit Blog

Started in 2012, the WNPS blog, Botanical Rambles, is curated by Sarah Gage. She is a writer and editor, a broad-spectrum botanist, a cranky gardener, and an accidental bureaucrat. Others have also contributed content as experts in their field covering many subjects including slugs, invasive species control, gardening, and places to hike or visit.


Upcoming WNPS Events

Friday, June, 8, 2018 - Sunday, June, 10, 2018
Botany Washington 2018
Wednesday, June, 27, 2018 9:00AM - Friday, June, 29, 2018
Know your Grasses - 2018 Workshop
Tuesday, July, 10, 2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Conservation Committee Meeting

Upcoming Chapter Events

Friday, May, 25, 2018 6:00PM - Monday, May, 28, 2018
Central WA: Annual Audubon Campout
Saturday, May, 26, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wildflower Walk: Jump Off Joe
Wednesday, May, 30, 2018 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Wenatchee Valley: Upper Valley Walk at Leavenworth Ski Hill
Wednesday, May, 30, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wildflower Walk: Jump Off Joe Butte
Thursday, May, 31, 2018 9:00AM
Olympic Peninsula: Mt. Walker Trail
Friday, June, 1, 2018 11:00AM
Okanogan: Big Valley Wildflower Walk
Saturday, June, 2, 2018 9:00AM
Wenatchee Valley with Central WA: Lichen Hike
Saturday, June, 2, 2018 9:00AM
Central WA with Wenatchee Valley: Lichen Hike
Tuesday, June, 5, 2018 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Wenatchee Valley: Upper Valley Walk at Leavenworth Ski Hill

Botanical Rambles

29 April 2018
Common camas ( Camassia quamash ) is blooming along I-5 between Tacoma and Olympia, and that means it's time for my annual pilgrimage to the Mima Mounds with a to-go order of pad thai. The Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve is about 16 miles south of ...
21 April 2018
More than 50 kids weeded, dug, and planted at a small neighborhood pond in unincorporated King County, thanks to the creativity and perseverance of a neighborhood volunteer, Scott Dolfay. Scott received an $800 education grant from the Washington Nat...
31 March 2018
April is finally here, with its promise of warmer and longer days and a bit more rain. It's a busy month, no mistake, starting off with a trifecta of Easter, Passover, and April Fool's Day. It's National Poetry Month, and it seems like every family I...
11 March 2018
In early January, the Washington Native Plant Society received a generous bequest from the estate of WNPS Fellows Joe and Margaret Miller. Joe passed away in 2007 and Margaret passed away in 2015. Although I never met the Millers, I often heard Art K...