State & Chapter Events

Updated 6 Jun 2020

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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


Blue Mountain

For information on Blue Mountain Chapter call Jerry Baker,541-566-2244. To get on our email list, contact
Spring and Summer Field Trips
The Blue Mountain Chapter in Pendleton and Flora ID, a non-profit botanical organization, are sponsoring weekly field trips throughout the spring and summer. For schedules and updates re: cancellations, contact Bruce Barnes 541-377-2634,


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 Check out our Facebook page at Plant Society of Oregon: Cheahmill Chapter.
Meeting and work party location:
Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Highway 99W and SW Second St.), McMinnville. The library parking lot may be entered from either Adams or Second streets. Meetings start at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing.


For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact Find us on Facebook at


Visit the Emerald Chapter website at to learn more about the latest chapter events, plant lists and botanical information about Lane County plants and the people who love them.

*Note: At this time Emerald Chapter has no in-person events scheduled in June or July. However, if this changes, Emerald Chapter members will be notified by email and events will be posted to our website at and on Facebook at


For more information, visit our Facebook page: NPSO‐Filipendula Chapter, or contact Field Trip Chair Carla Cole,
All year: North Oregon Restoration Partnership potting days in Tillamook, OR at the nursery, with Maysa Miller
We will share the volunteer activity dates, and encourage everyone to join during the year to help the nursery with potting up native plants. It’s a great way to pick up new skills in potting and handling native plants. Contact Carla Cole to sign up; her email address is

High Desert

For information or to sign up for hikes, 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:


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


Our members receive The Calochortus, our monthly newsletter with field trips, programs, news, and events for the Portland area. If you are not receiving it, check your spam folder and notify of any email address change. You'll also find our monthly programs and additional field trips posted on our Meetup page at Our Facebook page is regularly updated with current wildflower bloom status and photos at Visit our website at

*Note: The Calochortus newsletter and Meetup page are currently paused until September or until state contagion guidelines again permit in-person group activities. Stay tuned!


To join the Siskiyou Chapter email list: Send an email, from the address at which you want to receive announcements, to announce‐ No subject or message is required. You will get a confirmation email. If you would like to volunteer to lead a hike in 2018, make a suggestion, or provide feedback regarding the field trip program, please contact Katelyn Detweiler, Join us on Facebook at:
The Siskiyou Chapter has cancelled spring and early summer hikes, programs, and events to help protect our community. Especially disappointing, we were planning on working with Southern Oregon University students on our first spring wildflower show at the university during Native Plant Week. Our annual Irene Hollenbeck July 4th Wildflower Show is also cancelled. We do plan on carefully holding some hikes later this summer – stay tuned – and plan on sharing online programs next fall. Lately, our presence on social media has increased - check out our Facebook page and please feel free to share content.

Help us make a community video!
The Siskiyou Chapter board recently met on Zoom. Looking for an alternative to the July 4th Wildflower Show, we decided to create a community native plant video with your help. We are looking for short 1-2-minute phone videos featuring a few native plants you love, a flower-rich place, or even plants from your native plant garden. We hope you can provide some interpretation and would love to see people in the videos too. Chapter members can submit their videos here: If you need assistance, please contact Suzie at

Video submission deadline is June 15th. We hope you have fun with this and participate! See the announcement on how to watch the video next month in the eBulletin, the chapter eNews, and on our Facebook page.

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 541-643-0364.

We meet in Roseburg then carpool or caravan to destination. If you plan to participate, you must RSVP Rod Trotter 541-672-1907 or Donna 541-643-0364 to confirm your participation. Plans can change on short notice due to weather or flower bloom. NOTE: Many field trip destinations offer no facilities. Umpqua Forest Service advises to protect yourself from mosquitoes in the high country this time of year.

** We are organizing a monthly work party for landscape maintenance of the three native plant gardens we are continuing to enhance. If you like to work with plants and have some flexible time we could use your help. Contact Donna at 541-643-0364 (call or text).

Willamette Valley

For program information, contact John Savage at 503-799-5414,

William Cusick

Chapter notices and communications are done primarily through a Google group. For more information or to be added to the Google group, please contact Susan Geer at 541-963-0477 or Find us on Instagram at Our website is not currently functional.
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