Local Chapters:  

Coeur d' Alene

Calypso Chapter of INPS

Elected Officers   

Derek AntonelliPresident(208) 762-2575
Karen WilliamsSecretary(208) 667-8790
Janet BenoitTreasurer(208) 683-2407

The Calypso Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society meets on the first Wednesday of March, April, May and October. The Chapter schedules field trips during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. The Calypso Chapter of the INPS was founded in 1991. We continue our efforts in promoting interest in native plants and native plant communities, collecting and sharing information on all phases of botany concerning these flora. Membership is open to all interested in the native plant community.


Calypso Companion April 2014

Upcoming Meetings and Field Trips

Calypso Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:00 pm.  Meet at Idaho Fish and Game Office, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave, Coeur d’Alene.  Guest speaker:  Archie Gray with the Idaho Department of Lands will talk about the best forest practices covered in the Forest Practices Act.

Trout Creek Habitat Segment of Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area, nine miles east of Sandpoint just off Highway 200, Saturday, May 17, 2014.  Joint hike with Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society.  Meet at NE corner of Hayden Walmart parking lot at 0830.  Be prepared for mosquitoes.  Bring a lunch.

Idaho Native Plant Society Annual Meeting, Twin Falls, Friday-Sunday, June 20-22, 2014.  See the INPS website for details (www.idahonativeplants.org).

Blue Creek Trail Hike, Wolf Lodge area, Coeur d’Alene, Friday, July 11, 2014 8:30 am.  See details in link below. http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/visit_and_play/places_to_see/coeur_d__alene_field/blue_creek_bay.html

Coeur d’Alene Parks Day Celebration, McEuen Park, Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:00 pm to dusk.  CDA Parks Department will be having a park-wide event.  We will lead hikes around Tubbs Hill and may set up a table of information