Umpqua Valley Chapter

Map showing location of Umpqua Valley chapter

We normally host several family oriented field trips between late February through 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. Next spring field trips may be limited due to social distancing guidelines.

We usually have an outreach booth at several spring events supported by members where you can ask questions and find out more information about the Native Plant Society, pick up a free native plant and check out our many fundraiser gifts.

We regularly hold chapter meetings sometimes with an informative presentation on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Mostly to discuss current and future business including field trips involving the chapter. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at various locations so be sure to call.

We are currently maintaining 3 native plant gardens in Roseburg. A volunteer group of about 5 members and friends rotate a few days a month to help maintain the gardens. Call or text Donna Rawson at (541) 643-0364 or M A Hansen at 541-863-8111 if you have a little free time and are interested in participating at our gardens or several other volunteer projects we have going.

For presentations and events, see the latest NPSO Bulletin, or the Umpqua Valley Section on the NPSO Calendar page. Also check our Facebook page