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 (5)

Bellevue Botanical Garden Work Party

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Now that the Native Discovery Garden has been renovated, our work parties are geared to the maintenance of the garden. We will be weeding and monitoring the plants. Our work parties help steward and diversify the large urban forest abutting the BBG and also allow us to gain greater exposure by tapping into the Gardens’ large audience. Additionally our partnership provides us with free meeting space, which allows the WNPS to host free educational events on the Eastside. Dress for the weather. Bring water and gardening tools if you wish to use your own. Meet in the gathering area left of the main entrance at 9:45. To RSVP, please contact Janka Hobbs directly at [masked] Please note that at this time of the year frozen ground or snow cancels this event. Thanks!

CPS Native Plant Nursery Work Party

The Brig

The Central Puget Sound Chapter nursery grows plants for our annual plant sale and for stewardship giveaways to replant in neighborhood open spaces. We host a regular monthly work party on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Usual tasks include weeding, potting up and labeling plants, general maintenance of the nursery, as well as some special projects. Come by to socialize and learn about native plant propagation while supporting a great organization. Please dress appropriately as the work is outside. Snacks and drinks are provided.If you are interested in more information regarding the upcoming work party contact Zak Bartholomew at [masked]. The nursery is located in Magnuson Park BEHIND The Brig at 6344 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA[masked]

Bellevue Botanical Garden Work Party

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Now that the Native Discovery Garden has been renovated, our work parties are geared to the maintenance of the garden. We will be weeding and monitoring the plants. Our work parties help steward and diversify the large urban forest abutting the BBG and also allow us to gain greater exposure by tapping into the Gardens’ large audience. Additionally our partnership provides us with free meeting space, which allows the WNPS to host free educational events on the Eastside. Dress for the weather. Bring water and gardening tools if you wish to use your own. Meet in the gathering area left of the main entrance at 9:45. To RSVP, please contact Janka Hobbs directly at [masked] Please note that at this time of the year frozen ground or snow cancels this event. Thanks!

CPS Native Plant Nursery Work Party

The Brig

The Central Puget Sound Chapter nursery grows plants for our annual plant sale and for stewardship giveaways to replant in neighborhood open spaces. We host a regular monthly work party on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Usual tasks include weeding, potting up and labeling plants, general maintenance of the nursery, as well as some special projects. Come by to socialize and learn about native plant propagation while supporting a great organization. Please dress appropriately as the work is outside. Snacks and drinks are provided.If you are interested in more information regarding the upcoming work party contact Zak Bartholomew at [masked]. The nursery is located in Magnuson Park BEHIND The Brig at 6344 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA[masked]

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