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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.


June 22nd KNPS Meeting

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will be offering a field trip on June 22nd in place of their normal Programming at the Community Hall. We will spend about two hours walking in the woods with knowledgeable native plant enthusiasts identifying native plant species. Please join us at the Community Hall at the normal 9:45 AM time where we will organize carpooling to a Colburn Culver forested property. Please remember to bring whatever water and snacks you may want, dress for the weather and don’t forget the insect repellant. Contact: Ken Thacker Program chair. Email:





2019 KNPS Native Plant Sale
Saturday, June 15 - 9 am - 1 pm
Lakeview Park


Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15 this year for the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society's annual plant sale at the Native Plant Arboretum in Lakeview Park in Sandpoint. This event is co-sponsored by the Sandpoint Parks & Recreation Dept. The sale has been moved back 2 weeks from where it has been in the past to improve the availability of plants in smaller sizes. We will again be offeringwide selection of native trees, shrubs and perennials that are perfectly suited to our local climate grown by Cedar Mountain Perennials. In addition to the plants, we will have a variety of hand-crafted items such as planters, trugs, gnome doors,and notecards. There will also be a delicious assortment of baked goods freshly made by our dedicated volunteers.
If you would like to do some baking for the sale, contact Jan Geren (, 208-263-7279)