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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho


  • 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.


Current Newsletter:

  (Nov/Dec 2019)



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 thru June and September thru November.


KNPS Holiday Cards

Some members have expressed an interest in purchasing Holiday Cards again this year.  Because it is late (already!) to start on this project, the Marilyn's have agreed to have most of the past images and a few new ones available on the same cardstock as in the past. The cards will be sold on a pre-order basis at the previous rate of $2 each or 10 for $15. The order form is available below. Orders can be emailed to Marilyn George at  Give your name and phone number (in case she has questions), along with the image number and quantity for each design you are ordering.  Payment will be due when you receive your order at the November 24th meeting or by arranging a pick-up with Marilyn George.  Marilyn’s number is 208-263-9470.

November 23, 2019

 Molly McCahon: Preserving the Water Resources of the Lake Pend Oreille Watershed

Summary: Various programs and organizations work to preserve our precious water resources, including the Lakes Commission, SEEP (Stormwater Erosion & Education Program), Panhandle BAG (Basin Advisory Group), and the Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. Learn about the efforts of these programs to keep our watershed clean and flowing.

Molly is the Executive Director of our regional Lakes Commission (formally Pend Oreille Basin Commission), and a member of Panhandle SEEP. Earlier, she was Coordinator for Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District’s Lake*A*Syst program tasked with protecting water quality in Bonner County. Molly also is a contributor to KNPS’s Landscaping with Native Plants.