Saturday, April 20, 2013


Washington's Largest Native Plant Sale
This annual native plant sale is an extravaganza of native plants for your landscape or garden. 
Thousands of plants native to Washington (esp. the Puget Sound Trough), including wildflowers, ferns, grasses & sedges, groundcovers, shrubs, trees.
New this year: kids' activity table & pre-planted decorative pots for patio or deck Also:* plant propagation workshops* guided walks in the Mercerdale native plant gardens* large selection of books on native plants, insects, etc. 
And a dozen other organizations, including Sustainable Redmond, Plant Amnesty, the Stillaguamish Tribe & National Wildlife Federation will have booths.
Books on gardening and native plants, workshops, abundant free parking and more. 
CPS Chapter, WNPS
Date & Time
Saturday, May 11, 2013;  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island
77th Ave SE & SE 32nd Street
Rita Moore, or 206 275-3883
Plant Sale Blog:

 And don't forget Eastside Audubon native plant sale 4/27/13.  See posting of 4/2/13 for more details. 









Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Next Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project meeting:  


Bog: an inelegant name for a rare and sensitive wetland


We know the question has been troubling you, pestering the outer edges of you conscious mind and refusing to go away – “Just what, exactly, is a bog?” Well, relief will arrive at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at Beaver Lake Lodge, 25101 S.E. 24th St. That’s when Kathy Curry, the city’s wetland biologist and senior environmental planner, will address the issue at a meeting of the Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project.“We have a lot of bogs in Sammamish,” Curry said. “I’m always happy to share what I know with residents who’ve taken an interest in our community’s sensitive areas.”  Although Sammamish has a generous supply, bogs are, generally speaking, quite rare and quite valuable. They’re an especially sensitive wetland with fragile water chemistry and delicate vegetation.  For more information about this special event, feel free to contact Jan Bird at  The Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project encourages provision of habitat for wildlife throughout the community – not only in public areas, but in individual backyards, on school and church properties, and in parks and places of business, creating a place where residents, flora and fauna can all flourish.
Kathy Curry, the city’s wetland biologist, will discuss bogs.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sammamish's  new park has a new name - the park at SE 8th Street  is now Big Rock Park 

Help us celebrate by volunteering this Saturday from 9am - noon. We will be removing invasive plants.  Thankfully there is very little blackberry at this park that we need to tackle, but there is ivy, holly and yellow archangel.  

This event is open for all ages, but volunteers under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by a parent. We will be out there rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather!

Sign up by going to this link:

Dawn Sanders

Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 Catalog Cover Shot

Education Programs and Field Trips

Experience the Cedar River Watershed

Do you know where Seattle’s high-quality tap water comes from? Join Seattle Public Utilities this year for a variety of guided and self-guided programs and discover for yourself! Visit the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, near North Bend, and enjoy free hands-on exhibits, rain drums, and beautiful Rattlesnake Lake.

Sign up for a tap water tour, a family waterfall tour, or walking tour of the historic town sites of Cedar Falls or Taylor. Better yet, venture into the protected watershed for a full-day guided trip to see the connection between the Watershed’s protected rivers, lakes, forests, and wetlands and your tap water.

Get outside, explore, and experience your Watershed.
2013 Cedar River Watershed catalog