State & Chapter Events

Updated 1 October 2017

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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


October 14, 2017 - 10am - 2pm
State Board Meeting, Hood River Library The next State Board meeting will be hosted by the Mid-Columbia Chapter. Location: Hood River Library, 502 State St.
June 1–3, 2018 Friday–Sunday
NPSO Annual Meeting 2018 The next Annual Meeting will be co-hosted by the Portland and High Desert Chapters. Please note the date change: June 1–3, Friday–Sunday, in Prineville.

Blue Mountain

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


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
Meeting and work party location:
Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Highway 99W and SW Second St.), McMinnville. Parking lot entrances on Adams and Second Streets.
October 26, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Wicked Plants of Oregon John Savage of the Straub Environmental Center and Willamette Valley NPSO will present some of the most dangerous and deadly native plants in Oregon, including noxious, poisonous, and carnivorous plants. The slideshow will highlight the various ways plants defend themselves. John was inspired by Amy Stewart’s book, Wicked Plants. Location: McMinnville Public Library, see above for details.
October 28, Saturday, 9–11 am
Work Party: Native Plant Garden. Notice the new earlier time, which is proving to be popular. New volunteers are welcome. This demonstration garden needs only a couple hours work around the Carnegie Building by a congenial crew each month. Bring gloves, bucket, and gardening tools if you have them. Location: McMinnville Public Library, see above for details. For information, contact Catie Anderson, or 503-435-2401.
Save the Date!
November 16, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Inventory of Roadside Vegetation in Yamhill County


For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact
New Meeting Location: Cordley Hall at OSU, Room 2087. For more information contact or Louise Marquering, 541-753-0012.
October 9, Monday, 7:30 pm
Program: Flora of the Guianas. Christian Feuillet, retired researcher with the Smithsonian, will talk about the flora of the Guianas. He will introduce the area and share his research on the borage, African violet and passion flower families in that region. Location: Room 2087, Cordley Hall, OSU. For information, contact Judi,
November 4, Saturday, 8 am–4 pm
Field Trip: Fungi Collection. Wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a lunch and water. You will also need waxed paper or paper sandwich bags to hold the fungi, maybe a basket. Location: meet at the OSU Wilkinson Hall parking lot on the SW corner of 26th and Monroe, across from the Monroe Beanery. For information, contact Dan Luoma at or 541-752-8860.


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.
October 21, Saturday, 6:30 pm
Program: Little Shops of Horror—Oregon's Carnivorous Plants. Speaker Charlene Simpson is a long time NPSO member. Her program stars cobra lily and a supporting cast of sundews, bladderworts, and butterworts. She will feature the lures and traps of flesh-eating plants found in the killing fields of Oregon's bogs and fens. She cautions that her program is rated PG (Parental Guidance) because of sinister content. Location: the MLI room of the Amazon Community Center at 27th and Hilyard in Eugene. For more information call 541-465-1059.


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,
November 4, Saturday, noon–3 pm
Field Trip: Fungi of the Forest. Carla Cole will lead a fall hike through second growth woods of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park to see fungi. Raingear highly recommended. Location: meet at the entrance to the Fort Clatsop visitor center by the main parking lot. Contact Carla Cole,, for more information.
Save the Dates!
December 5, Tuesday, 5 pm
Potluck: Slide Show and Snacks.
February 24, 2018, Saturday, 7 pm
Lichen Night Hike, Lewis & Clark National Historic Park.

High Desert

For information, visit the High Desert Chapter website, Facebook page: 'Native Plant Society of Oregon: High Desert Chapter', or email

Klamath Basin

For information, visit the Klamath Basin Chapter website: or contact the chapter president, Kim Elliott


For information on the Mid-Columbia Chapter, contact Sara Wu at


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.

October 12, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: The Hoyt Arboretum Herbarium Collection. The vast collection of tree specimens in the herbarium at Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum is managed by Taxonomist and Curator Mandy Tu. She will describe how she went from plant geek to vouchering and verifying the arboretum’s tree collection. She was President of the Portland Chapter of NPSO 2003–2005. Meeting location: TaborSpace at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, see above for details.
November 9, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Seed Collection of Pollinator Plants in Mt. Hood National Forest. Michael Krochta of Bark, a grassroots organization committed to the restoration and preservation of Mt. Hood National Forest, will give us the background of the group. He will also explain how they are working with USFS botanists to collect seeds of native pollinator plants to replant and restore pollinator habitat on Mt. Hood. Meeting location: TaborSpace at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, see above for details.


To join the Siskiyou Chapter email list: Send an email, from the address at which you want to receive announcements, to No subject or message is required. You will get a confirmation email. If you would like to volunteer to lead a hike in 2017, make a suggestion, or provide feedback regarding the field trip program, please contact Julie Spelletich at: Join us on Facebook at:
October 26, Thursday, 7 pm
Meeting/Talk: To Be Determined. We will be having our regular meeting with a guest speaker. Details about the meeting and speaker will be released on our Facebook page and though Enews—please stay tuned! Refreshments at 6:45 pm, meeting and program at 7:00. Location: Southern Oregon University Science Building, Room 161. Free and open to the public. For information contact Alexis, or 860-878-2049.

Umpqua Valley

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

Willamette Valley

For program information, contact John Savage at 503-399-8615

William Cusick

Visit our Web site at 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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