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


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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

State

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 flora.id@wtechlink.us.
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. No firm dates are set yet, though we will begin in late March or early April depending on how early plants start popping up. We plan to continue through August. For schedules etc., contact Bruce Barnes 541-377-2634, flora.id@wtechlink.us

Cheahmill

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 ch_president@NPSOregon.org. Check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/Native 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.
* All upcoming events, including the Annual Meeting, have been canceled!

Corvallis

For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact co_president@NPSOregon.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/CorvallisNPSO.
Monday, April 13th, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
*Chapter Meeting via Zoom - access questions may be directed to co_president@npsoregon.org Richard Hilliard, PhD student at Oregon State University, will present, "Investigation of Oregon native plants for remediation of trace metals and organic pollutants in stormwater". He explains, "Stormwater collects dissolved and particle associated pollutants from impervious surfaces and carries these to receiving water bodies, degrading their quality. Pollutants of concern include heavy metals, trace organics, sediments, and nutrients. Bioswales, rain gardens and vegetative buffers are increasingly being used to provide passive treatment of these waters. Inclusion of plants in these systems provides potential for phytoremediation, prevention of erosion, increased soil porosity, and an aesthetic quality against the built environment. However, our lack of fundamental knowledge about treatment provided by plants is preventing good design for these systems. A number of Oregon plants were investigated for potential treatment of copper and zinc, sediments, and nutrients."
*All events statewide have been canceled for the 2020 Native Plant Appreciation Week!

Emerald

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

*Pursuant to the Governor’s recent Executive Order concerning COVID-19, the Emerald Chapter of NPSO has canceled all events for the months of April and May. Instead, we hope you will spend time outside on your own to enjoy Lane County’s beautiful spring flora. And please post your wildflower photos to our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/emerald.npso/

Filipendula

For more information, visit our Facebook page: NPSO‐Filipendula Chapter, or contact Field Trip Chair Carla Cole, carlajeancole@gmail.com.
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 carlajeancole@gmail.com.

High Desert

For information or to sign up for hikes, visit the High Desert Chapter website www.highdesertnpsoregon.org, Facebook page: 'Native Plant Society of Oregon: High Desert Chapter', or email highdesertnpso@gmail.com. Sign up for hikes at http://www.highdesertnpsoregon.org/.
*All April programs have been canceled!

Klamath Basin

For information, visit the Klamath Basin Chapter website: http://klamathbasinnps.com.

Mid-Columbia

For information on the Mid-Columbia Chapter, contact Sara Wu at mc_president@npsoregon.org.

Portland

Please visit the new Portland Chapter Website at https://portlandnativeplants.org/, 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 https://www.meetup.com/NPSO- Portland/. Our Facebook page is regularly updated with current wildflower bloom status and photos at https://www.facebook.com/npso.portland/. 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 po_president@npsoregon.org.

PROGRAMS: The Portland Chapter meets the second Thursday of most months. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m.

MEETING PLACE: TaborSpace at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland. We meet in the Copeland Commons; 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 Streets.

Siskiyou

To join the Siskiyou Chapter email list: Send an email, from the address at which you want to receive announcements, to announce‐join@siskiyou.npsoregon.org. 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, detweiler.katelyn@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SiskiyouChapterNativePlantSocietyOfOregon
*All April programs have been canceled!
Save the Date
July 4th Wildflower Show in Ashland, Oregon

Umpqua Valley

Visit umpquavalleynativeplants.com for more information on chapter activities or to be added to our email list. Check out our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UmpquaValleyNPSO. 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, john@straubcenter.org.
*All April programs have been canceled!

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 susanmgeer@gmail.com. Find us on Instagram at instagram.com/wm.cusick.chapter. Our website is not currently functional.
 
 
 
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