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Become a Member of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

If you value Rhode Island’s unique environment and want to protect our native plants and their habitats, then please consider becoming a member of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. We rely on our members’ support to continue our many plant conservation and education initiatives.

Rhode Island Wild plant Society Membership Benefits

As a member, you not only receive the satisfaction of protecting our threatened native plants and their habitats, but also numerous other benefits.

  • Receive the WildfloraRl bulletin two times a year including wild flower cultivation notes.
  • Get our monthly E-News delivered directly to your in box. It will keep you up to date on all our activities.
  • Early admission for non-organizational memberships and first pick at our June Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island featuring a large selection of native plants and shrubs, great deals for all gardeners.  (Note 2020 and 2021 due to covid we only offered smaller online sale for members).
  • Invitations to our General Meetings (in November, January, and March) with highly-regarded guest speakers.
  • Special events for members only.
  • Reduced rates on programs, events and workshops year ’round.
  • Contribute to our blog.
  • For members who offers professional ecological gardening services, list your business in our Directory of Professional Landscape Services.
  • (You may also borrow a weed wrench, helpful for pulling out invasives!)

Meet new people who share a similar interest and participate in RIWPS initiatives such as native plant propagation, native gardens and  restoration projects.

Membership Types

Individual ($40)
Membership benefits for one individual.

Affiliate ($40)
Designed for gardening clubs, entitles group to one subscription to WildfloraRI, society mailings, and discounts to all special events.

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Limited Income/Full-time Student ($10)
Membership benefits for one individual.

Family ($55)
Membership benefits for two adults and their children living in the same household under the age of 18.

Contributing ($75)
All Family benefits.

Sponsoring ($150)
All Family benefits.

Benefactor ($500)

Life – Individual ($1000)
All Sponsoring benefits for life.

Life – Family ($1500)
All Sponsoring benefits for life.

Gift Membership
A membership to RIWPS is a perfect way to observe an anniversary, graduation, wedding, or other special occasion. RIWPS will send a gift acknowledgment to you and a notification of the gift to the person you designate.