State & Chapter Events

Updated 2 December 2016
 

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State Filipendula Siskiyou
Blue Mountain High Desert South Coast
Cheahmill Klamath Basin Umpqua Valley
Corvallis Mid-Columbia Willamette Valley
Emerald Portland William Cusick

State

January 28, 2017
Board Meeting Hosted by Willamette Valley Chapter
Straub Environmental Center
1313 Mill Street SE, Suite 107
Salem, Oregon 97301
(in the Wool Warehouse at the Willamette Heritage Center)
June 9–11 2017, Friday–Sunday
Annual Meeting Corvallis and Umpqua Valley Chapters will jointly host the 2017 NPSO Annual Meeting in Roseburg, with the meeting location at Phoenix School. Look for more information in the February Bulletin.

Blue Mountain

For information on Blue Mountain Chapter call Jerry Baker,541-566-2244. To get on our email list, contact flora.id@wtechlink.us.

Cheahmill

For questions, or to be added to the Cheahmill Chapter's email list for reminders of upcoming programs and events, please contact the Cheahmill Chapter President at ch_president@NPSOregon.org.
Meeting and work party location:
Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Highway 99W and SW Second St.), McMinnville, Ore. 97128. Parking lot entrances on Adams and Second streets. Meetings start at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. for socializing.
November 26, Saturday, 10–noon
Work Party: Native Plant Garden. Join NPSO volunteers tending the native plant garden at McMinnville Public Library. Dress for the weather and bring gloves, bucket, and gardening tools if possible. No experience is necessary; you will learn about the plants in the garden. For more information, contact Catie Anderson at catie.fishback@gmail.com or 503-435-2401.
December 1, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Wildflowers of Northern Arizona.  Join Corvallis NPSO members Dan Luoma and Joyce Eberhart as they recreate exploring the spectacular wildflowers and landscapes of northern Arizona. They traveled from 5,000 feet near Boynton Canyon and Secret Mountain to the highest reaches of the San Francisco Peaks, as well as Walnut Canyon National Monument and the Grand Canyon. Expect to enjoy the tremendous variety of blooms they encountered in the warmth of sunny Arizona. 
December 17, Saturday, 10 am–noon
Work Party: Native Plant Garden. Join NPSO volunteers tending the native plant garden at McMinnville Public Library. Dress for the weather and bring gloves, bucket, and gardening tools if possible. No experience is necessary; you will learn about the plants in the garden. For more information, contact Catie Anderson at catie.fishback@gmail.com or 503-435-2401.

Corvallis

For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact co_president@NPSOregon.org.
October 30, Sunday, 1–4 pm
Work Party: Native Plant Garden We will be cleaning up the garden and collecting divisions for the spring garden sale. Come prepared for wet weather. Location: Avery House in Avery Park. If interested please contact Esther at 541-754-0893 or estherco@peak.org.
November 5, Saturday, 8 am–3 or 4 pm
Field Trip: Fungi Collection. Wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a lunch and water. Bring a small trowel and bags to hold the fungi. Location: meet at the OSU Wilkinson Hall parking lot on the SW corner of 26th and Monroe, across from the Monroe Beanery. For more information contact Dan Luoma at luomad@fsl.orst.edu or 541-752-8860.
November 14, Monday, 7:30 pm
Program: Wildflowers of the Death Valley Superbloom. Steve Carpenter will present a slideshow of the amazing wildflowers encountered in the March 2016 "superbloom" at Death Valley National Park, Ash Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the Mojave National Preserve. Photos and resources for identification will be presented. Steve earned a Ph.D. in the New York Botanical Garden-CUNY Fellowship program. He teaches local mushroom and wildflower identification classes and yearly workshops at the Yachats Mushroom Festival. He is author of Mushrooms of Marys Peak, Wildflowers of Marys Peak Meadows and Wildflowers of Bald Hill Meadows. Location: Avery House in Avery Park. For information email judi.sanders@gmail.com, or call Louise at 541-753-0012.
November 20, Sunday, noon–4 pm
Work Party: Native Plant Garden We will be cleaning up the garden and collecting divisions for the spring garden sale. Come prepared for wet weather. Location: Avery House in Avery Park. If interested please contact Esther at 541-754-0893 or estherco@peak.org.
December 12, Monday, 6:30 pm
rogram: Winter Celebration and Slide Show. Bring a snack to share as we socialize. Bring 15 slides to show and plan to limit sharing to ten minutes. Location: home of Loren Russell, 3420 SW Willamette Ave., Corvallis. For information call 541-753-0012 or 541-752-7558 or email judi.sanders@gmail.com.

Emerald

Visit the Emerald Chapter Web site to learn more about the latest chapter events, plant lists and botanical information about Lane County plants and the people who love them.
New Meeting location: The Stellaria Building, 150 Shelton-McMurphey Boulevard, Suite 104, Eugene. Head east on West 3rd Avenue until it turns into Shelton-McMurphey Boulevard. Stellaria is inside Hummingbird Wholesale.
November 17, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Rimrock, Playas, Petroglyphs and Pronghorns — a Botanical Survey of the Playa Lakes of Hart Mountain and Sheldon Wildlife Refuges. Dr. Dennis Albert of OSU will focus on botanical surveys of playa lakes conducted during the spring and summer of 2012 and 2016. The playa lakes at these two refuges represent two different types, one associated with basin and range block faults and the other occurring on the upper surface of the Steens surfaces by mid-summer. Location: The Stellaria Building, 150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd., in Eugene just south of Skinner Butte. See above for details.
December 15, Thursday, 7 pm
Event: Holiday Social and Picture Show. Bring 10 to 12 digital photos and a snack to share if you wish. Come and socialize with others who share your interest in native plants. Location: The Stellaria Building, 150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd., in Eugene just south of Skinner Butte. See above for details.

Filipendula

This is a newly formed chapter for the northern Oregon coast area. For more information, visit our Facebook page: NPSO-Filipendula Chapter, or contact Field Trip Chair Carla Cole, colecarla@yahoo.com.

Watch our Facebook page for specifics on these and other chapter activities.

December 13, Tuesday, 6 pm
Event: Potluck and What We Saw Last Summer Show-and-Tell We will have a projector available to display images, bring on a jump drive. We will also talk about new projects and field trip ideas for 2017. Location: NCLC office, 2609 N Roosevelt, Suite 201, just east of Hwy 101, Seaside.

High Desert

For information, visit the High Desert Chapter website www.highdesertnpsoregon.org, Facebook page: 'Native Plant Society of Oregon: High Desert Chapter', or email highdesertnpso@gmail.com.

Klamath Basin

For information, visit the Klamath Basin Chapter website: http://klamathbasinnps.com or contact the chapter president, Kim Elliott kb_president@npsoregon.org

Mid-Columbia

For information on the Mid-Columbia Chapter, contact Sara Wu at mc_president@npsoregon.org.
November 17, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Landscapes, Flora & Fauna of South Africa. Join Susan Saul and Paul Slichter for an overview of the late summer landscapes, flora and fauna of South Africa. We’ll visit the unique fynbos habitats and several public gardens (including Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and Table Mountain and West Coast National Parks) of the South Cape and journey north to see the savannah habitats of the Vredefort Dome and Pilanesberg National Park. Location: Columbia Gorge Community College, Building 1 Room 1.362, 400 Scenic Drive, The Dalles.
December 15, Thursday, 6 pm
Event: Holiday Social, Potluck, and Picture Show. Bring a dish to share and pictures of your year's botanical adventures and finds. Please note the earlier starting time and different location: The Dalles Art Center, 220 E 4th Street at the corner of 4th and Washington Sts, downtown. For more information contact Carolyn at 541- 506-5001.

Portland

If you would like to receive the semi-official Chapter e-mail newsletter, The Calochortus, e-mail Don Jacobson.
Facebook: Take a look at our Facebook page. Native Plant Society of Oregon-Portland-Chapter. It will have the most up-to-date information on hike and other events as well as great plant pictures.

The Portland Chapter meets the second Thursday of most months. Meetings and programs begin at 7:00 pm. MEETING PLACE: Copeland Commons, TaborSpace at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland. Enter the church through the main door off Belmont and turn right to enter the room. Parking is available in the church lot on the NW corner of SE 54th and Belmont.

November 10, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Metro Native Plant Center— Connecting Community and Partners with Seed Conservation and Restoration. The Metro Native Plant Center’s mission is to collect, amplify, and bank herbaceous seed that is commercially unavailable, rare, threatened, uncommon or of importance to Metro restoration projects. Oak woodland, wetlands, and upland prairies are the NPC’s focal habitats and will be featured in this presentation by Marsha Holt-Kingsley, Metro native plant materials scientist. Location: Copeland Commons, TaborSpace, Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, see above for details. Contact: Mary at alphiesmith@comcast.net or 503-288-4340.
December 8, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Holiday Meeting. Bring your electronic images of native flora on a thumb drive, as well as some goodies to share. It is our annual celebration — everyone welcome! Location: Copeland Commons, TaborSpace, Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, see above for details. Contact: Mary at alphiesmith@comcast.net or 503-288-4340.
January 12, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: How Soils Influence Our Native Plants. James Cassidy, OSU soil scientist, discusses the connection between native plants of the Columbia Gorge and the soil they grow in. Location: Copeland Commons, TaborSpace, Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, see above for details. Contact: Mary at alphiesmith@comcast.net or 503-288-4340.

Siskiyou

To join the Siskiyou Chapter email list: Send an email, from the address at which you want to receive announcements, to announce-join@siskiyou.npsoregon.org. No subject or message is required. You will get a confirmation email. If you would like to volunteer to lead a hike in 2015, make a suggestion, or provide feedback regarding the field trip program please contact Julie Spelletich at: jspelletich@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SiskiyouChapterNativePlantSocietyOfOregon.
November 17, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Lichens of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Guest speaker Steve Sheehy will share his photos and knowledge of lichens. Steve has been conducting an inventory of lichens at Lava Beds National Monument since 2012. Refreshments at 6:45 pm, meeting and program at 7:00 pm. Location: Southern Oregon University Science Building, Room 161. Free and open to the public. For information contact Dave at 541-535-5355.
December 8, Thursday, 6 pm
Program: Holiday Potluck, Silent Auction, Citizen Science in the Rogue Watershed. Steve Niemela, conservation strategy implementation biologist at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss the newly revised Oregon Conservation Strategy and opportunities for NPSO members to get involved. The Oregon Conservation Strategy is the state’s plan for using proactive voluntary actions to conserve at-risk species and habitats. More information can be found at: oregonconservationstrategy.org. This is our annual holiday season potluck with lots of goodies and surprises. Feasting begins at 6:30, program at 7 pm. Location: Talent Community Center, 206 E. Main, Talent. Please bring a potluck dish, table service (plate, silverware, glass, cup), food donation for the Talent Food Project, and packets of seeds to contribute to the native plant seed exchange. Free and open to the public. If you have questions contact Dave at 541-535-5355.

South Coast

This is a newly formed chapter. For more information, contact the chapter president, Alexis Brickner at sc_president@npsoregon.org

Umpqua Valley

Visit umpquavalleynativeplants.com for more information on chapter activities or to be added to our email list. Check out our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UmpquaValleyNPSO. Not online? - call Donna Rawson 541-459-2821.

Willamette Valley

For program information, contact John Savage at 503-399-8615 or Alexandra Ninneman at 503-391-4145.
November 3, Thursday, 6–7 pm
Program: Native Plants, Native Peoples — The Seasonal Rounds of the Kalapuya. Before exploration and settlement by Europeans, the valley was home to an estimated 20-25,000 Kalapuyans. Anthropologist and tribal historian Dr. David Lewis will discuss Kalapuyan seasonal movements within the valley and their use of land management practices such as fire to provide habitat for staple plants and game. Dr. Lewis is a recognized leader among Oregon Tribes and an organizer, coordinator, and administrator of numerous tribally-related projects. Location: the Straub Environmental Center’s new location, first floor of the Wool Warehouse at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem. Co-sponsored by the Straub Environmental Center, David Douglas Society, and Willamette Chapter of Native Plant Society. Free and open to members and supporters of these organizations. For more information, email Info@StraubEnvironmentalCenter.org or call Catherine Alexander at 503-302-4645.

William Cusick

Visit our Web site at http://williamcusick.npsoregon.org or contact Susan Geer at 541-963-0477 or Emelie Montgomery-Jones at 541-963-3339 for updates and general information. Chapter notices and communications are done primarily through a Google group. Members are reminded to contact Susan or Emelie if they want to be added to the Google group, or if they do not have internet access and want to be contacted by phone for events.
 
 
 
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