Rhode Island Wild Plant Society





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Welcome to RIWPS!

We are dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats. Explore our website and participate in our Programs! Please contact us with any suggestions or to get involved in our growing Society.
Paul Dolan, President





RIWPS Exhibit: Historic and Contemporary Edible,
Utilitarian, and Medicinal Uses of Native Plants
February 19 22, 2015
RI Spring Flower & Garden Show
Providence, RI
Enjoy our interactive educational exhibit that includes a full sized "wigwam" made of natural wild plant materials and learn some of the different ways our native plants have and/or  continue to be used.




Backyard Biodiversity Workshop
March 18, 2015
South Kingstown, RI

In this workshop, Rick Enser, expert on Rhode Island rare plants and natural communities, will explore the importance of our backyards in preserving local biodiversity, and how some simple changes in the way we manage our properties can aid in the survival of many species. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their properties to discuss specific situations and to share ideas.

Co-sponsored by RI Natural History Survey




Annual Meeting & Lecture: The Beauty of America's Native Azaleas
March 28, 2015
South Kingstown, RI

Sally Perkins will share her passion for the genus Rhododendron as she explores many of the native deciduous azalea species. Sally is a member of the New England Wildflower Society, the North American Rock Garden Society and the American Rhododendron Society. She holds a BS in Botany and an MS in Cell Biology.

Co-sponsored by URI Master Gardeners





Call For Applications
Deadline February 28, 2015





Our two native plant sales...

    Early Bloomers and Spring Ephemerals (May 9, 2015)
    Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island (June 6, 2015)

Interested in helping with either or both of these major events?

Contact office@riwps.org to learn how you can contribute.



The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) conservation organization dedicated to the preservation
and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats. Contributions and dues in excess of $5
(for annual Bulletin subscription) are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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RIWPS Office P.O. Box 888 No. Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 789-7497 office@riwps.org

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