What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in supporting the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS). Our mission is to promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats through study, education and advocacy.

The Central Puget Sound Chapter (CPS) hosts regular monthly membership meetings 7 times a year in Seattle and 4 times a year in Bellevue. Following a brief business discussion and announcements, each meeting features a guest speaker who is an expert on a native plant topic such as native plants found on WA hikes, the impact of climate change and wildfires on native plants, and landscaping with native plants. The Seattle meetings also have a plant identification workshop prior to the start of the meeting.

The CPS Chapter also sponsors a Native Plant Steward training program, which provides 100 hours of free instruction on native plants and environmental stewardship in exchange for a commitment of 100 hours of volunteer work. The organization also has 2 native plant sales a year, where you can find both common and rare species of plants.

For more details about our chapter see: http://www.wnps.org/cps/index3.html

Upcoming events (1)

Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound with David B. Williams

Washington Native Plant Society


David B. Williams will be speaking about Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound, which tells the long story of the Sound, tracing human history from the earliest records more than 12,500 years ago to present. In the book, he discusses Native people, the arrival of explorers and settlers, and how the various inhabitants adapted to place. He also weave in stories of the natural world, covering often overlooked species such as Olympia oysters, rockfish, geoduck, kelp, and herring, as well as the influence of salmon and orca on the Sound.

David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide whose new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound is a deep exploration of the stories of this beautiful waterway. He is also the author of the award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, as well as Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum. Follow him on Twitter @geologywriter

Please register in advance to attend this Zoom webinar by going to our event web page:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Public Invited, Admission is free.

Photo credit: David B. Williams

Past events (126)

Native Plants to Enjoy All Year with Sarah Gage

Washington Native Plant Society

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