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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:

  (May/June 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.


You’re Invited To The

KNPS Summer BBQ and Potluck

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Waterlife Discovery Center (old fish hatchery) on Lakeshore Drive

Directions: From Hwy 95, south of the Long Bridge, go west on Lakeshore Drive 1.5 miles – it’s on the right (south side).

What to Bring:

  • A dish to share: appetizer, salad, veggie or dessert

  • A chair to sit in

  • Your favorite beverage (wine and beer are okay).

KNPS will furnish the BBQ main course, napkins, plates & flatware.

Happy Hour: 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Dinner: Starts at 5:00 pm

Please RSVP: Gail Bolin at or 208-627-3292

Looking forward to seeing you there!