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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho


  • to foster an understanding and appreciation of native flora and its habitats in the panhandle area of North Idaho,
  • to advocate the conservation of this rich natural heritage for future generations,
  • to encourage the responsible use of native plants in landscaping and restoration,
  • to educate youth and the general public in the value of the native flora and their habitats.








  About our logo:  Marilyn McIntyre, naturalist and artist, has created our colorful logo depicting the flower, leaves, and the fruit of the kinnikinnick plant.


Current Newsletter:

  (May/June 2015)


Saturday June 27, 2015


 Kathy Cousins

Clark Fork River Delta Restoration Project.” Kathy Cousins, Mitigation Staff Biologist for Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will discuss the ongoing restoration project on the Clark Fork River Delta to mitigate wildlife habitat losses due to the construction and operation of hydroelectric projects in the Pend Oreille watershed.


Saturday June 6th

On Saturday June 6th, the Sandpoint Arbor Day celebration & Arboretum open house will take place at Lakeview Park on the corner of Ella and Ontario. This year will mark the 17th annual event, which is co-sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, the City of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, and the Sandpoint Tree Committee. The day will include an Arbor Day celebration at 9:00 AM followed by native plants sale, bake sale, and tours. Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society members will be selling homemade baked goods. For gardeners who want to grow native, a wide selection of native plants from Cedar Mountain Perennials will be for sale.
Everyone is invited to stroll through the Arboretum, where gardeners will be available to provide habitat tours and give detailed information on trees and plants in each area. The Arboretum was developed in 1999 as a grass roots effort to provide an educational showcase of our native plants and to promote their conservation. It is located within the city park and maintained by volunteers from the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society. Come discover one of Sandpoint’s hidden gems.
The Bonner County Historical Museum is having a First Free Saturday and offers free admission for the entire day.  Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs Kenneth Conger.  See exhibits featuring the various people that have lived in the region in our past.
The event takes place from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Lakeview Park, next to the Bonner County Historical Museum at 611 South Ella Avenue and is open to the public, free of charge.