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 NM state restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, in-person NPSNM chapter meetings are not yet planned. Some chapters may schedule field trips with numbers limited according to health department guidelines, with appropriate personal distancing and wearing of face masks being mandatory when in closer proximity even outdoors.
The Gila Chapter has presented online Zoom meetings. If you are interested in joining any future one, please send a request for a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on future events and offerings listed on the right for additional information.
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. Ordinarily, 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
- 22 Aug, 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