State & Chapter Events

Updated 7 August 2022

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State Cheahmill Corvallis Emerald
High Desert Klamath Basin Portland Siskiyou
Umpqua Valley Willamette Valley William Cusick



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, Lisa Blackburn, at

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Saturday, August 27th, 9:00 am –11:00 am
Work Party #270: Native Plant Garden at McMinnville Public Library Help the Garden Crew maintain the Native Plant Garden at McMinnville Public Library with deadheading, weeding, and general cleanup. Bring gloves, bucket, and gardening tools if possible. For more information, contact Catie Anderson at or 503-435-2401.

The library is located at 225 NW Adams Street (corner of Highway 99W and SW Second Street), McMinnville, Oregon. The library parking lot may be entered from either Adams or Second Streets.


Corvallis Chapter Website
For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact Find us on Facebook at
Wednesday through Saturday, August 3rd - August 6th
Event: Corvallis Chapter Booth, Benton County Fair The Corvallis Chapter will have a booth on the east side of the Floral Display Area at the Benton County Fair. Come visit the booth which will focus on "Nurturing Nature with Native Plants in your Backyard" and support the renewal of the Benton County Fair after a lapse of two years.
Saturday, August 27th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event: Work Party at the Avery Native Plant Garden
Leader: Esther McEvoy
Located at Avery House, Avery Park, Corvallis. Bring water, gloves, clippers, and energy to help with end of summer cleanup. Contact Esther for more information at 541-990-0948 or
Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event: Work Party at the Avery Native Plant Garden
Leader: Esther McEvoy
Located at Avery House, Avery Park, Corvallis. Bring water, gloves, clippers, and energy for working in the garden. Contact Esther for more information at 541-990-0948 or


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. Our Facebook page is

Saturday, September 10th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Field Trip: Hand Lake
Leader: Krista Farris
Join us for a short hike to Hand Lake on the edge of Mt. Washington Wilderness, with McKenzie River Ranger District botanist Krista Farris. Our focus will be the Regional Forester's sensitive plant, Gentiana newberryi (Newberry's gentian). Meet at South Eugene High School at 9:00 am or McKenzie River Ranger District at 10:00 am. Sign up here.
Saturday, September 10th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Field Trip: Museum of Natural and Cultural History Native Plant Garden The property surrounding this museum, on the University of Oregon campus, bears an excellent native plant garden that is little known to the community. In partnership with the museum, Emerald Chapter members will be leading this short walk in and around the museum's Glenn Starlin Native Plant Courtyard. With over forty species, the courtyard offers a rich array of plant life that have provided nutrition and material for tools, shelter, and more for millennia. This is part of a monthly series of walks at this location. Limited free parking is in a designated lot located just west of the mammoths on East 15th Avenue, and metered parking is available on the street. The address is 1680 East 15th Avenue on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. Sign-up is not needed, and the tour is free to NPSO members.
Monday, September 19th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program: Ecocultural Knowledge, Plant Communities, Ecosystems, and Fire.
Presenter: Joseph Scott
Save the date for this online presentation. A zoom link will be sent to members and posted on the NPSO Emerald Chapter web site closer to the date of the program.

High Desert

For information, visit the High Desert Chapter website: and Facebook page: Native Plant Society of Oregon: High Desert Chapter, or email The new field trip coordinator is High Desert Chapter Vice President Jenifer Ferriel.

Klamath Basin

For information, visit the Klamath Basin Chapter website: or find us on Facebook: facebook Klamath-Basin- Chapter-Native-Plant-Society-of-Oregon.

Mid-Columbia (closed)

After being inactive for several years, in April 2022 the remaining members of the Mid- Columbia chapter voted unanimously to close the chapter. Members will now be affiliated with the Portland chapter.


Our members receive The Calochortus, our monthly e-newsletter with field trips, programs, news, and events for the Portland area. If you are not receiving it, check your spam folder and notify us at 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; visit Visit our chapter website at for archived newsletters, program recordings, and merchandise in our Shop.

Our monthly programs are now “virtual. Members will find a link to register for our second Thursday Zoom presentations in each issue of the state Bulletin and The Calochortus.

The Portland Chapter does not host Zoom Programs in July and August. Check the September Bulletin for the September 13th Program information and link to register.
Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program: Flowers of Iron Mountain and Cone Peak
Presenter: Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson is a former electrical engineer turned glass blower who turned to photography as a creative outlet. As a decades-long member of the Portland Chapter, he has always shared his passion for capturing the light and beauty of native plants in their natural habitats using special effects he’s developed over the years. He has been awarded first prize in numerous professional photo contests, been featured on magazine covers, and has contributed to wall calendars for the Audubon Society and the Portland Japanese Garden. His photos have been published in at least five books.

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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 a YouTube channel, check it out at

Program/Meeting: The next Siskiyou Chapter meeting will be in September. Programs run from September through May.
Sunday, August 14th, 10am
Field Trip: Garfield Peak
Leader: Hamilton Hasty
Enjoy cooler temperatures and find wildflowers of all colors blooming along the rim of Crater Lake. The Garfield Peak trail is 3.4 miles out and back. At the top, a breathtaking view of Crater Lake along with 360-degree views of the mountains surrounding Crater Lake National Park. Meet in front of Crater Lake Lodge in Rim Village at 10am. A carpool will take off from Talent Rays at 8am. For further information or to RSVP, contact the field trip coordinator at or 215 872-6365.
Saturday, August 20th, 9am
Field Trip: East Applegate Ridge Trail
Leader: Arti Kirch
Join Arti for a hike along the west end of the East Applegate Ridge Trail. The trail follows the ridge tops of Poorman and Bishop Creek drainages and winds through a diverse set of habitats. For meeting location and to RSVP, contact the field trip coordinator at or 215 872-6365.
Thursday, September 15, 2022, 7–8 pm
Program: July in the Steens Mountains and Introduction & Welcome to the Siskiyou Chapter!
Speaker: Rachel Werling, president
For some floral refreshment, Rachel will share views of plants and horizons from her July birthday trip to the remarkable Steens Mountains in southeast Oregon, including some surprising floral links to our own Siskiyou Mountains. After this, we will kick off our presentation and meeting season with a review of our chapter, who we are, what we do and how to be a part of it all. We will also introduce the fabulous new Cathedral Hills flower brochure. This will be an in-person meeting, with light refreshments provided. Location TBA, but likely Southern Oregon University, Science.
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 9am
Hike: Baker’s Cypress and Flounce Rock Walk
Leader: Rachel Werling
Siskiyou Chapter president Rachel Werling will lead a walk to Flounce Rock and a Baker Cypress Area of Environmental Concern (ACEC). Group will meet at Southern Oregon Research and Extension, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR, to arrange carpools and caravan. It is a 1 hr. 16 min. drive to the site. It is an easy 1/4-mile hike to see the rare and Oregon disjunct Baker Cypress trees and wander around the rocky scablands, meadows and conifer stands. Elevation is about 4,000, feet and there will be only about 100 feet variation. Afterward, we'll drive up the road about 1/3 mile to the top of Flounce Rock. This will be a good spot for a lunch break with lovely views of Lost Creek Lake and the surrounding mountains. Group will return to Central Point by early afternoon. Contact SCNPSO walk coordinator Katlyn Detweiler, to sign up.

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.

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 Our website is not currently functional.
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