Welcome to the Gila (Silver City) Chapter
The Gila Native Plant Society is committed to promoting education, research, and appreciation of the native flora of the Southwest; encouraging the preservation of rare and endangered plant species; and supporting the use of suitable native plants in landscaping.
Because of current state restrictions to limit the spread of illness, all in-person Native Plant Society chapter meetings and field trips previously scheduled have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.
The Gila Chapter has been experimenting with Zoom meetings. Dr. Edwin Leuck has agreed to give a two-part presentation on cacti, one in May and one in June. If you are interested in joining in, please send a request for a link to email@example.com.
Zoom is free for viewers and requires no personal information. You can use just your first name or an alias if a name is requested. Click on the specific events to the right side of this page for details about each presentation.
For more information on our programs, events and publications, please visit www.gilanps.org.
Meetings ordinarily are third Fridays October-May at 7 p.m. in WNMU’s Harlan Hall, Room 219, with refreshments following the program.
All programs are free and open to the public. The Gila chapter conducts field trips on the third Sunday of each month from April to September. Each field trip will be to a different location in order to explore the diversity of our native plants. Field trips are free and open to the public. Meet at 8:00 am in the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre for carpooling.
Photo: Silver City Botanical Garden by Elroy Limmer
Upcoming Gila Events
- 19 Jun, 20
President: Donald Graves
Vice President: William Norris
Treasurer: Wendy Graves
Secretary: Jane Spinti
Membership: Joan Limmer
Past President: Elroy Limmer
Member Communications: Helen Shoup
Publicity Coordinator: Betty Spence
Field Trip Chair: Hannah Blood
Education Committee Chair: Jeff Boyd
Conservation Chair: to be appointed
State Board Representative: Keller Suberkropp
Newsletter: Helen Shoup
Plant Sale: Keller Suberkropp
Book Sales: Ron Groves