The UW Botanic Gardens is a member of the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC), a network of botanic institutions whose mission is to prevent the extinction of U.S. native plants. The CPC was founded in 1984 and operates the only national program of ex situ conservation of rare plant material in coordination with 40 leading botanic institutions. They maintain the National Collection of Endangered Plants with over 1,400 species represented and also conduct research, restoration, education, and advocacy programs. As a part of their outreach, CPC publishes a monthly newsletter highlighting network member’s work. Their August issue focuses on the contributions to conservation through citizen scientist volunteer programs and they kindly asked UW Botanic Garden’s Rare Care program to share what we’ve been up to lately. Check out this feature article!