Sussex Chapter 


The Sussex Chapter is the northernmost chapter of NPSNJ in New Jersey. Begun in 2015 with a group of native plant enthusiasts, we have expanded to 29 members who enjoy observing native plant habitats in our county's numerous state parks and gardens. Our members include people who are also passionate about birds, butterflies, moths, floral design, photography, and environmental issues, so there is abundant cross-fertilization and a lot of learning at our meetings.

We also believe in educating residents about native plants by actively reaching out into the county with educational programs, displays, a speakers bureau, and by participating in township plant swaps. Members also maintain several community gardens in Sussex County. Every year the Chapter staffs an educational table at the New Jersey State Fair in August.  

We welcome any and all folks interested in learning more about native plants to join our meetings where we feature various speakers and lively discussion. You are also invited to accompany us on our field trips here in beautiful Sussex County and beyond.  


Our meetings have been ongoing on Zoom during COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to the Sussex-Wantage Library reopening it's community room again, so that in 2022 we can resume our monthly meetings there on the first Monday of the month.

There is no meeting in December or January. 

Our activities can be accessed through the "Events" page" or "Get Involved/Upcoming Events" page. Click here..

For more information contact our Sussex County Co-leaders: Cynthia Rauth and April Fisher:






Cynthia Rauth & April Fisher, co-leaders

Late Summer visiting Willow Wood 2019
Photo by Lynn Dubnoff
September 2020 field trip to White Lake
Photo by Tanya Stark

Sister Moon Garden renovation at Lusscroft Farms, located in High Point State Park. The project was a collaboration between the Sussex Chapter and the Friends of Lusscroft . Fall 2021


Photo by Turner Striffler



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