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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:

  (Nov/Dec 2019)



KNPS Presentations

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society in conjunction with Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have monthly presentations at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Avenue. The meetings are held from 9:45 - 11:30 AM. The meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month, January thru June and September thru November.


Lois Wythe Grant

 Lois Wythe Native Plant Grant Application 2019-2020

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society is offering a grant of up to $300 for a Bonner County group, class or individual to complete a project which is designed to promote the awareness of native plants. Funds will be awarded based on originality and the potential effectiveness of the project. The project should be essentially completed by June 30, 2020, at which time a final report outlining the accomplishments, including a plan for maintaining the project over time, must be submitted to the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society. The grant recognizes Lois Wythe as the founder of the organization and developer of the Native Plant Arboretum in Lakeview Park.

Mail completed application no later than December 15, 2019, to the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Grant Committee, PO Box 1092, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Questions may be directed to Judy Lyding at Additional forms may be downloaded at


Conservation Committee Meeting

Thur Jan 9th
Longshot Cafe, Boyer / Hwy 2 in Sandpoint
Everyone is welcome!