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

Upcoming Chapter Events

Friday, August, 24, 2018
Olympic Peninsula: Mt. Ellinor
Friday, August, 24, 2018 7:30PM - 8:00PM
Koma Kulshan Field Trip: High Pass
Tuesday, August, 28, 2018 7:00PM
Northeast Washington Chapter: Program and Meeting
Friday, August, 31, 2018 11:00AM - Sunday, September, 23, 2018
Calling all Chapters! Free tickets to the Washington State Fair!
Thursday, September, 6, 2018 6:00PM - Friday, September, 7, 2018
CPS: Plant Identification Workshop - Before Program Starts
Saturday, September, 8, 2018 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Koma Kulshan Field Trip: Nooksack Cirque
Monday, September, 10, 2018 7:00PM
South Sound: Chapter Meeting and Program Olympia

Botanical Rambles

30 July 2018
  Last summer I trained for a 9-day hike, which led me up the stony, steep, and well-traveled trail of West Tiger 3 near Issaquah several times. While not a botanical barnburner, the West Tiger 3 trail has its floral pleasures. Lois Kemp put tog...
28 July 2018
Bumble bee on balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)Photo: Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office It's the height of summer—a busy and lazy time of year. Here are several options to increase your enjoyment and engagement with Washington's n...
25 June 2018
School may be out for the summer, but kids at an elementary school in Pasco, Washington,  will be caring for a sagebrush plant during vacation. In the fall, they will plant out their seedling to help restore a burned area of Candy Mountain in We...
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...