Iowa Native Plant Society

The Iowa Native Plant Society is a forum for plant enthusiasts, gardeners, and professional botanists to exchange ideas and information, and to work together to:

  • encourage conservation and ethical use of Iowa's plants
  • promote education about Iowa's plants, their habitats and cultural habits, and the preservation of these plants and their environment
  • appreciate and enjoy Iowa's native flora

INPS organizes field trips, publishes a regular newsletter, runs a very active list serve for discussion of native plant information, and promotes other native plant events on the website calendar. INPS has an active grants program that helps fund research on native plants, land management and acquisition, training and educational efforts, and efforts to get children and young adults active in restoration projects on the land. The organization's website contains more information in INPS efforts. 

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