State & Chapter Events

Updated 14 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Update:

Per the State of Oregon's recommendations, many NPSO chapters have opted to cancel the events listed here. Please contact your local chapter before making plans to attend any of these events

Click a chapter name, or scroll the entire list.

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


By May 17th
NPSO Elections
Electronic ballots are due May 17th. See the April eBulletin for candidate profiles. If you haven't yet, click here to vote! Newly elected members will take office prior to the May 30th board meeting.
May 28-31, 2020 Cancelled
Annual Meeting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the best interests for the health and safety of our members, the Cheahmill Chapter has decided to cancel the Annual Meeting this year. While the number of new cases may decline over the next several weeks and months, subsequent waves of COVID-19 are likely to recur once social distancing is relaxed. We are exploring hosting the meeting next year (2021) at Spirit Mountain Lodge and offering much the same program.

If you have already sent in your registration form and payment, your checks will be shredded. Those whose checks were already deposited will receive a refund.
We look forward to seeing all of you in 2021, hopefully at Spirit Mountain. Please stay safe and healthy through this difficult time.

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
Monday, May 11th, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Chapter Meeting, Virtual via Zoom OSU graduate student Lilah Gonen will present “The Community Ecology of Foliar Endophytes of Douglas-Fir on the Pacific Northwest Coast”. She explains, “Despite being host to multiple well-known foliar diseases, the foliar microbiome of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) has never been adequately described. Here, I explore the composition of fungi and oomycetes residing in Douglas-fir needle tissue and examine to what degree these communities are associated with differences in climate, host, and disease.” This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. To attend you must rsvp via email to by 6 p.m. on May 11th.


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.

Emerald Chapter currently has no in-person events scheduled in May or June. We have two on-line events planned, but since details have not been finalized, we have created a new Emerald Chapter email list to alert members to events and opportunities as they arise.
On-line Event: May 13th-17th
The Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival is NOT canceled, just moved to a virtual community event. We'll be social distancing and staying safe to stop the spread of COVID-19. As long as you are following public health guidelines for where you live, you can join the fun! Find all the details and upload your wildflower observations and photos.
Tentative On-Line Workshop: Week of May 18th, date TBA (probably evening)
Rose Identification Workshop, on-line. Still in the development stage. Learn about roses that are native and naturalized to Oregon. After a short presentation about wild roses and their habitats you will be guided through examination of different native and naturalized species and become more familiar with distinctive characteristics that distinguish the different rose species you might encounter in our region.


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


Please visit the new Portland Chapter Website at, launched in December 2019! Outings and Programs along with photos and articles from members about the Metro region and Columbia River Gorge will be found there with more being added all the time. Some Field Trip outings and all Programs are posted on the NPSO Meetup - Portland Chapter page at Portland/. Our Facebook page is regularly updated with current wildflower bloom status and photos at Chapter Members also receive the monthly or bi-monthly “Calochortus” eNewsletter by email with Chapter Field Trips, news, and events in the Metro area. If you are not receiving the eNewsletter currently, check your Spam folder. Let us know if you changed your email address by sending it to


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:
Save the Date
July 4th Wildflower Show in Ashland, Oregon

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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