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Chapter Newsletter

The Acorn… a place to spread the word regarding Native Plants and the Habitats in Which They Grow


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Winter 2020
Fall 2019
Summer 2019
Winter 2019
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
Winter/Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Winter 2017
Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Winter/Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Conservation of the Morse Preserves (FULL REPORT)

Summer 2015
Winter 2015
Fall 2014
Summer 2014
Winter 2014
Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Winter 2013
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Winter 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Winter 2011
Fall 2010
Summer 2010
Winter 2010
Fall 2009
Spring 2009
Winter 2009
Fall 2008

Summer 2008
Winter/Spring 2008
Fall 2007   
Winter/Spring 2007

Fall 2006
Summer 2006
Winter/Spring 2006
Fall 2005  
Summer 2005
Winter/Spring 2005
Fall 2004
Summer 2004 
Winter 2004

Fall 2003  
Summer 2003
Winter/Spring 2003
Fall 2002 
Fall 2001

Summer 2001
Winter 2001
September 2000
June 2000
January 2000
September 1999
June 1999
January 1999
Spring 1998
Winter 1997-98
Winter 1996-97


We invite members of the Washington Native Plant Society and interested others to post information, photographs, illustrations and articles about native plant related activities, requests for volunteers, native plant recipes, book reviews, plant hike post-scripts and related insights to the South Sound Chapter newsletter, The Acorn. Organizations whose focus is similar in respect to the Washington Native Plant Society, and whose activities and presentations might interest our members are also invited to submit to The Acorn. 

Three issues of The Acorn are distributed by the South Sound Chapter, predominantly to members who do not have electronic access to our activities and related information. The publication is otherwise posted on the South Sound Chapter website for long term reference to regional and chapter program activities and details.  As of January 2004, South Sound Chapter membership stands at approximately 200 individuals, and is growing. Posting of The Acorn is also announced electronically to approximately 425 additional individuals when The Acorn is published to the South Sound Chapter web site. From there, it’s anyone’s guess how far it gets around.

Please refer to the following submission deadlines when determining in which issue you want your information to appear. Exceptions to these deadlines are rare. 


Newsletter submission deadlines: 

Newsletter Season

Submission Deadline

Mailing Date


August 15th

September 15th


December 10th

January 10th


April 1th

May 10th


Although we seek to post information for groups with similar activities, or as many facets of sometimes contentious conservation issues as possible, we reserve the right to not post materials submitted that are deemed non-constructive, inappropriate or offensive to our members. Volunteer editors use liberty to prepare final drafts and edit for effective grammar, as well as clarity and brevity of details. Please submit entries in electronic format to Bill Brookreson.  Be sure to include your name, e-mail address, telephone numbers where you can be reached, and be sure to include the county in which our program operates (especially if similar programs operate in multiple counties).