For over 50 years, the California Native Plant Society has worked to raise public awareness about the spectacular beauty of native plants while advocating for their maximum protection. When you’re a CNPS member, you help to preserve and protect California’s native plants and special places for generations to come. Members receive many benefits including free subscriptions to CNPS publications, access to fun activities, plant sale and nursery discounts, and more.
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Donate the gift of membership to the plant lovers in your life. Membership is also a great way to share your passion for native plants!
Get inspired with the latest news and perspectives on habitat conservation, gardening, everyday uses for California native plants, and nature-based activities for kids.
CNPS has more than 35 chapters statewide, giving you the opportunity to make like-minded friends in your area, see expert presentations, attend field trips, and volunteer to preserve your local wild spaces.
Whether you’re an undergrad or a seasoned agency scientist, CNPS is the best way to peers, mentors, and valuable partners working on the issues that matter to you. Members get discounts on CNPS plant science training workshops and our triennial conference, as well as first consideration for scholarship funding.
As a card-carrying member of CNPS, you’ll receive special discounts on chapter and statewide events, as well as with native plant nurseries and other important partners. See participating partners here.
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Biodiversity is priceless, and we’re working to protect it from the halls of the legislature to your local city council. Together, our 10,000+ members are the voice for plants.
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CNPS is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible. Our tax ID is 94-6116403.