Native plants are the foundation of our ecosystems
The need for native plant conservation is more acute than ever
To protect pollinators, protect native plant communities
Plant diversity is important to buffer the effects of climate change
Newsworthy Native Plant Initiatives 2020
Working for Camas Conservation in Millennium Park, Castlegar
Some of the most intact and productive communities of camas (Camassia quamash) remain in Millennium Park, as well as at adjacent locales, kp’itl’els (Lower Brilliant Terrace) and the Oxbow (below Selkirk College), occurring around the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers. Learn more about the importance of camas in the BC Interior on the Camas page (under “Our Work”).
We’re looking for New Members for our Board of Directors!
Interested in being a part of a growing Kootenay-based environmental nonprofit organization? KNPS helps to conserve native plants and their natural habitats, through increasing understanding and appreciation. We specialize in collaborative research, education, and restoration of plants with high ecological and cultural significance and a focus on plant-pollinator relationships.
Find out more on our New Directors Call-out page (under “Get Involved”)!
If you’re interested, please send an email expressing your interest to Valerie Huff at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email, please be sure to include:
- Your name, location, and contact information.
- Relevant experience, training, and/or other forms of contribution.
- Particular interest concerning, and hopes for, joining the KNPS Board.
- Brief overview of your interest in native plants.
- If applicable, your interest in the President role, and what you would bring to this position.
Please submit your email by July 3, 2020. If accepted, you should be willing to stand for election at the KNPS AGM to be held in mid-July 2020 (tbd)
Once again this year KNPS is restoring meadows on Kootenay Lake!
This year we will continue to work with our Kootenay Lake community partners on their newly developing wildflower meadows to support native pollinators as part of our Wildflowers for Pollinators: Citizen Science Meadowscaping Project (W4P). Project supported by the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund! Find out more about the project here.
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KinSeed, now in its second year, specializes in native plant seeds and ecological gardening consulting. We can help you change your home space into diverse and thriving habitat and contract seed collect and grow plants designed for your ecological restoration needs. Find out more here, or see our website at KinSeed.