The mission of the Eastern Panhandle Native Plant Society is to further the appreciation and conservation of West Virginia’s natural and botanical heritage through education and voluntary action.
Members of EPNPS have a broad array of interests. Whether you want to learn more about your natural surroundings, hone your field identification skills, incorporate native plants into your home landscape, or simply look at wildflowers–EPNPS has something to offer you.
Members receive regular e-mail updates on EPNPS activities and area events sponsored by other native plant, conservation, and environmental organizations. Dues include membership in the West Virginia Native Plant Society, which publishes a periodic newsletter, Native Notes, and sponsors field trips throughout the state.
Click here for an EPNPS membership form.
- To educate members and the public about native plants and habitats in the state.
- To raise awareness of the problems posed by invasive species.
- To encourage native plant use in landscaping and restoration projects.
- To engage in community projects related to native plants.
The Eastern Panhandle includes Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties, but we welcome members from anywhere who would like to join in our activities.
EPNPS is one of three chapters of the West Virginia Native Plant Society, a non-profit organization based in Charleston. The Kanawha Valley Chapter is in Charleston. The Tri-State Chapter is based in Huntington.