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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:

  (Sept/Oct 2018)

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Holiday Cards

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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 thru June and September thru November.

Saturday, November 24

Preston Andrews “Dirty Dancing: The Rhythm of the Soil

Summary: The living soil, including its microbiome, interacts in rhythm with plants to affect their productivity and adaptability to environmental conditions. Unfortunately, large amounts of this living topsoil have been lost to erosion from unsustainable forestry and agricultural practices. Join us for a slide presentation of microbiome interactions and other plant-soil relationships, including a discussion of our local soils.

Dr. Preston Andrews is an Emeritus Professor of Horticulture from Washington State University, now residing in Sandpoint, who has researched the role of soil quality on plant productivity.

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KNPS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK

Our annual  KNPS Christmas potluck will be held December 8 from 11 - 2pm at the Monarch Rd. Community Center  (previously the Sagle Senior Center) on Monarch Rd. Please bring your holiday cheer and a potluck dish to share, as we visit with new friends and old acquaintances. This is always a favorite event, as we begin the Holiday season! Hope to see you on the 8th.

A donations jar will be at the event to help with the $75 site fee.

 

 

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