Stewardship: Permits and Regulations - Doing Restoration in Critical Areas

(Date: December 2, 2017 10:30AM)Calendar: WNPS StewardsFree event

Master Native Plant Stewards Graduate Continuing Education:

Experts and Professional Wetland Scientists Paul Anderson and Doug Gresham (Doug is also a Master Native Plant Steward in Seattle), both from the Washington State Department of Ecology, will guide Master Stewards on how to navigate official Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) regulations in this interactive workshop.  By the end of this workshop, Master Stewards will be able to:

  • Identify Critical Areas in restoration projects
  • Search the

Salal Program: Conservation of Washington’s Rare Native Plants

(Date: November 18, 2017 10:00AM)Calendar: Salal ChapterFree event

Speaker: Wendy Gibble, Program Manager, Washington, Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care)

Saturday, November 18, 10 - 12 Noon
Chapter Meeting - Padilla Bay Interpretive Center

Koma Kulshan Field Trip: NSEA Native Plant Garden Work Party

(Date: November 17, 2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM)Calendar: Koma KulshanFree event

Join us for a WORK PARTY to help plant native plants at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s (NSEA) Native Plant Habitat Garden and to help NSEA winterize, fertilize, and organize the native plant nursery! The NSEA nursery fosters plants until they are ready to provide salmon habitat along Whatcom County streams.

NSEA is located at 3057 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham. Look for the blue NSEA tent! You are invited to come for a whole day or a half day. 9am-12pm and/or 1:00-4:00pm.



Koma Kulshan Meeting: Exploring the Galapagos with Fred Rhoades

(Date: November 15, 2017 7:00PM)Calendar: Koma KulshanFree event

Fred and Gloria took a National Geographic Expeditions tour of part of the Galapagos Islands in April, a trip all biologists who follow Charles Darwin dream of taking.  The previous wet season from late 2016 to spring 2017 had been extra wet so the place was still pretty green and many plants were still in flower and/or leaf.  Fred will trace their path through the islands and show photos of a few fungi, lichens, plants and, of course, the charismatic megafauna.  Most of these will be in stereo


Conservation Committee Meeting

(Date: November 14, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM)Calendar: Conservation CommitteeFree event

Meetings are planned every other month, on the second Tuesday.

Location: conference call.

Please contact Becky Cheney for details: .


Featured Events

2018 Botany Washington

June 7-9, 2018

Southwestern Washington is a botanically rich area that includes coastal headlands, extensive stretches of dune community, tidal marshes and flats, and lowland coastal forests that continue upward to the montane areas of the Willapa Hills.  The 2018 Event will take place on the Long Beach Peninsula, with base camp in Ocean Park, WA at the Ocean Park Camp & Retreat Center. Registration is now open.

2018 UW Botanical Symposium

March 21, 2018

The Washington Native Plant Society is proud to announce our involvement as a sponsor for the 2018 Washington Botanical Symposium. This program is co-hosted by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum. Photo by Joe Rocchio. Read More.

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.