Umpqua Valley Chapter

Map showing location of Umpqua Valley chapter

We host field trips between February and August and visit many interesting botanically enriched places in Douglas County, including the Oregon Dunes and the Rogue-Umpqua divide. Some of our trips focus on rare species in topographically or geologically unique areas, others on the multitude of flowers of lush meadows. We occasionally visit Jackson County for a trip to Table Rocks or Josephine County to view the rich plant diversity in the serpentine rock outcrops. We enjoy exploring the botanically unique coast for a change of pace too. We regularly hold meetings often with an informative presentation on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Mercy Community Education Center. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

The local Veteran Affairs complex in Roseburg has provided our chapter with space to create a native plant garden. We started planting some natives in the fall of 2006. More beds are planned for spring of 2009. A group of about 8 members and friends rotate once or twice a month to help maintain the garden. Call Donna Rawson at (541) 459-2821 if interested in participating with our garden.

For meetings and events, see the latest NPSO Bulletin, or the Umpqua Valley Section on the NPSO Calendar page.