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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho

Mission

  • to foster an understanding and appreciation of native flora and its habitats in the panhandle area of North Idaho,
     
  • to advocate the conservation of this rich natural heritage for future generations,
     
  • to encourage the responsible use of native plants in landscaping and restoration,
     
  • to educate youth and the general public in the value of the native flora and their habitats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  About our logo:  Marilyn McIntyre, naturalist and artist, has created our colorful logo depicting the flower, leaves, and the fruit of the kinnikinnick plant.

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Current Newsletter:

  (May/June 2020)

 

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KNPS Presentations

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society in conjunction with Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have monthly presentations at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Avenue. The meetings are held from 9:45 - 11:30 AM. The meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month, January through June and September through November.

 

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June 27th KNPS Meeting CANCELLED

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ONLINE PROGRAMS

KNPS Online Programming Announcement, April 2020

With Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society programs cancelled for May and maybe even June, we thought we’d offer up some enticing online program options for our members and others interested in native plants and their landscapes. Here are four options on a wide range of interesting topics, including videos on soils, mushrooms, and native plant landscaping, and a digital exhibition about Rachel Carson and her revolutionary book, Silent Spring.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks WIlderness new weekly podcast series: Your Wild Place! https://www.scotchmanpeaks.org/podcast/

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization by David Montgomery <https://www.dig2grow.com/>, Professor of Geology, Univ. Washington; lecture presented at Univ. British Columbia (2011) <https://youtu.be/sQACN-XiqHU> (57:41)

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets <https://fungi.com/>, visionary, inventor and owner of Fungi Perfecti; lecture presented at Bioneers Conference (2006) <https://bioneers.org/paul-stamets-how-mushrooms-can-help-save-the-world-bioneers/> (26:39)

Bringing Nature Home with Doug Tallamy <http://www.bringingnaturehome.net/>, Professor of Entomology, Univ. Delaware and Rick Darke <http://www.rickdarke.com/> , native plant horticultural and landscape consultant; presented on Growing a Greener World with host Joe Lamp’l <https://www.growingagreenerworld.com/bringing-nature-home-doug-tallemy/> (25:34)

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a Book that Changed the World by Virtual Exhibitions, Mark Stoll (2012, updated 2020) http://www.environmentandsociety.org/exhibitions/rachel-carsons-silent-spring

 

 

 


 

 

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Landscaping with Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle, a publication by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, is available at the following area retailers for $19.95 (see link below).   First published in 2011, it is the resource for any home garden or large landscape project where the many benefits of native plants are desired. In addition to detailed material about the listed plants there is extensive information included to accomplish successful results.  This book has been made possible with grant support, largely from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation."

Books can be purchased here:

Landscaping with Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle
Addendum Now Available Online Here

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