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.

We hope you enjoy the new site, organization, images, content and more.

Content that is currently published includes Events and Calendar, Chapter pages, Plant Lists, eNewsletter, and Blog (links below). Coming up next: Programs.

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.

Chapter Pages

Find a chapter to get involved with or visit one while on vacation. These pages feature the twelve chapters across the state with regional reources, projects, special programs, events and more.  Explore what is in your neighborhood and find out how you can get involved.


No need to stay in the dark! WNPS keeps you connected with a monthly eNewsletter featuring 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

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.


View at a glance all the WNPS events coming up across the state. There are several ways to view and stay connected. Start planning your vacation and visit another chapter's programs.


These pages include directories, policies, forms, annual reports, and more. We hope these pages will make navigating for documents easier so you have more time to get outside.

Contact Us

Call the office, email us, find a board member to connect with. Please feel free to reach out to us with your questions and concerns.


Upcoming WNPS Events

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

Wednesday, June, 20, 2018 - Thursday, June, 21, 2018
Okanogan: Bigelow Mtn Solstice Backpack
Saturday, June, 23, 2018 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Koma Kulshan Field Trip: Hannegan Pass Trail
Saturday, June, 23, 2018 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Wenatchee Valley: Introduction to Grass Identification
Tuesday, June, 26, 2018 7:00PM
Northeast Washington Chapter: Program and Meeting
Thursday, June, 28, 2018 6:00PM
Central WA: Eldorado Creek RNA
Friday, June, 29, 2018 8:00AM
Okanogan: Tiffany Springs to Honeymoon Pass
Saturday, July, 7, 2018 8:00AM
Okanogan: Sweetgrass Butte
Saturday, July, 7, 2018 9:30AM
Field Trip: Seeps of Snoqualmie Pass

Botanical Rambles

05 June 2018
WNPS has two awards that are intended to be given annually by the WNPS State Board of Directors: the WNPS Mentzelia Award and the WNPS Outstanding Partner Award.   Awards are presented annually at the Study Weekend event. 2018 WNPS Men...
27 May 2018
What's in bloom? What's in leaf? What's thriving? What is pffft? These are the perennial questions a gardener asks in May. I've been spending some long days in my Seattle garden, enjoying the lingering twilights and mild temperatures. This goat's bea...
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...