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.

We host evening programs on the third Friday of the month at 7:00 pm from January to April and in October and November. If you will attend in person, we meet in WNMU’s Harlan Hall, Room 111, with refreshments following the program. Those who want to join online may request a Zoom link at gilanative [at] gmail [dot] com. (Chapter members will automatically receive a Zoom link by email). All are welcome. For more information, click on the links on the right-hand side of this page or go to https://gilanps.org/events/programs/

All programs and field trips are free and open to the public. Ordinarily, the Gila Chapter conducts field trips from April to October in different locations in order to explore the diversity of our native plants. Check our website at gilanps.org/events/field-trips/ for more information.

For more information on our programs, events, and publications, please visit www.gilanps.org.

We also publish a quarterly bulletin on our website! Click here for our latest, or here for our archive.



Photo: Silver City Botanical Garden by Elroy Limmer

Chapter Officers

President: Margie Gibson

Vice President: Vacant

Treasurer: Cathleen Norman

Secretary: Betty Spence

Past President: Don Graves

State Board Representative: Betty Spence

Annual Reports

2023 Chapter Report (PDF)

2022 Chapter Report (PDF)

2020 Chapter Report (PDF)

2019 Chapter Report (PDF)

2018 Chapter Report (PDF)

2017 Chapter Report (PDF)

2016 Chapter Report (PDF)

2015 Chapter Report (PDF)

2014 Chapter Report (PDF)

2013 Chapter Report (PDF)

2012 Chapter Report (PDF)

2011 Chapter Report (PDF)

Core Volunteers

Field Trips: Andrew Tree

Programs: Don Graves

Book Sales: Rick Lass

Chapter Bulletin: Elizabeth Kaido

Conservation: Phil Hastings and Dave Becker

Education: Steve Blake

Fundraising: Marty Eberhardt

Kiosk: Margie Gibson

Membership: Elizabeth Kaido

Member Communications: Betty Spence

Plant Sale: Don Graves

Publicity: Betty Spence

Silva Creek Botanical Garden Steering Committee: Marty Eberhardt

Banner photo by Randal Pair; small inset photos courtesy of the WNMU Dale A. Zimmerman Herbarium.