WNPS: 2018 Native Plant Appreciation Week

April 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018


What's that plant? Is it a weed? Do you wonder at the plants you see in your neighborhood or while hiking in Washington's forests and meadows? Would you like to learn about low-maintenance, beautiful native plants that attract wildlife, or join tours through protected natural areas? 

Native Plant Appreciation Week 2018, April 22 through April 28 is a celebration of Washington's over 3000 native species, from desert plants to rain forest giants. With over 100 events throughout the State, everybody can enjoy, share and learn about Washington's splendid diversity.  Join us, and Governor Jay Inslee, as proclaimed for 2018 and celebrate Native Plant Appreciation Week by learning more about Washington's native flora.  

Enjoy information about the WNPS Native Plant Appreciation Week, NPAW, including the calendar of events by county as provided by WNPS and partner organizations.  visit:  www.wnps.org/npaw_main to learn more.  



Featured Events

2018 Study Weekend
Rainbows of Wildflowers

May 4-6, 2018

The Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters are preparing an amazing Study Weekend event in the Klickitat County area of Washington, including the Columbia Gorge and the heart of the Cascades Mountains.  25 hikes, 2 Key Note speakers and workshops including how to use the new Plant List Database, and more will be a part of this year’s event. Photo by Don Hardin. View updates on registration.

2018 Workshop:
Knowing Your Grasses

June 27, 28, 29, 2018;
Wed & Thur 9-5PM; Fri 9-1PM

University of Washington - Hitchcock Hall, Seattle

"Knowing Your Grasses" is critical to many fields of science and practice, including wetland identification and delineation, ecosystem restoration, erosion control, and interpretation of natural history. Beautiful and diverse, grasses are globally important in many ways. WNPS proudly partners with  the UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum to offer this grass identification workshop.  
Photo:  Arrhenatherum elatius by Fred Weinmann