About … Koma Kulshan Chapter Washington Native Plant Society

Members of the Washington Native Plant Society share a common interest in Washington’s unique and diverse flora. We represent all levels of botanical knowledge, from professionals and experienced amateur botanists, to beginners just becoming curious about the beautiful plants and habitats of our state.

For more than 40 years the Washington Native Plant Society has enjoyed educating itself and others about the value of plants native to the Evergreen State. The Koma Kulshan Chapter is the Whatcom County chapter of this statewide organization.

Conservation and advocacy make the Washington Native Plant Society the voice for native plants. Our greatest conservation work is on-the-ground and around the state where hundreds of Society members volunteer their time to restore habitats, strive for good conservation policies, conduct native plant inventories and monitor rare plant populations.

The Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society serves members in the northwest corner of Washington, primarily in Whatcom County. We’re based in Bellingham.


Chapter meetings are at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May and are held in the Sustainable Living Center at the ReStore, on the corner of Broadway and Meridian in Bellingham. The entrance is from the alley in the back, and upstairs.

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Field Trips

The Koma Kulshan chapter has field trips to observe and study native flora most months of the year. Trips are generally free of charge and open to the public.


Join the Washington Native Plant Society through the WNPS state website. Membership is $40 per year for individuals, $55 for families. There’s a place on the membership form to designate Koma Kulshan as your chapter affiliation.

You can also join at any of our chapter meetings.