Sawabi Chapter (Pocatello)

Sawabi (the Bannock word for Sagebrush) is the name of the Southeast Idaho chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS).  Statewide there are seven chapters of the INPS.

Sawabi Chapter’s Goals:

  • To educate the public about Southeast Idaho’s native plants and how to conserve them and their habitats.
  • To teach others about the effects of invasive plants.
  • To promote the use of native plants in landscaping.
  • To enhance the enjoyment of our native plant heritage.
  • To provide a community for those with shared interests.

Everyone is invited!  The public is invited to all of our field trips, talks, and events.

Field Trips and Events, May through September:  Guided native plant walks are led by knowledgeable members. Each month we usually have at least two field trips scheduled for Monday evenings and two for Saturdays or weekends.

Programs and Events, October through May:  A variety of speakers present programs on the first Monday evening of  October, November, January, February, and March at 7:00 pm in the North Fork Room, third floor of the Pond Student Union Building, lower campus of Idaho State University.

For more information:  Find more information online at the Idaho Native Plant Society website, idahonativeplants.org, and click on the Sawabi Chapter link to get to our webpage.

Become a Sawabi Member of the Idaho Native Plant Society

Our emails will keep you informed.  A week before each event, members will receive emails describing the event in detail.  Members also receive the quarterly INPS Newsletter, Sage Notes.

If you would like to become a member, contact our Treasurer, Linda Edwards, 714-512-4301, ledw_midwst@yahoo.com, or pay for membership on the website via PayPal.   Annual Fees (January-December): $10 Student, $10 Senior Citizen, $17 Individual, $22 Household (2 votes), $20 Senior Household, $35 Sustaining, and $100 Patron.

2017 Elected Officers:  Paul Allen, President; Geoff Hogander, Vice President; Barbara Nicholls, Secretary; and Linda Edwards, Treasurer.

2017 Board of Directors: Elected Officers plus Members-at-Large: Cheri Baker, LaRue Gregersen, Pauline Havens, Ardys and Karl Holte, Bob and Chris McCoy, Cathy McPherson, Judy Minshall, Ruth Moorhead, Mel Nicholls, Shirley Rodgers, and Grant Thomas.

2018 Field Trip Schedule here.

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