Join Us

There are a couple different ways to get involved with the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society.

The first is to become a Free Member. To do this, you can join our active Facebook Group or Sign up for our Mailing List. As a free member, there are already a lot of great CAPS resources available to you.

The other option is to become a Paid Member. Paid members are a key part of keeping CAPS strong, and they gain a number of other benefits as well! Here is a breakdown of the membership levels:

Renew Your Membership

By default, if you signed up for CAPS online using PayPal, you may have automatically created a recurring payment setup for your membership.

If that’s not the case – for instance, if you:

  • Are a long-time member who was automatically added to this site
  • Purposefully opted out of a recurring subscription
  • Cancelled your membership, but have come back to your senses

Then all you need to do to renew is click on the Sign Up/ Renew button on this page and make a payment using the same PayPal Account that you first created your membership with.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems, reach out to the CAPS Webmaster for assistance.

Free Member

  • Participate in Facebook Group
  • Attend CAPS Meetings
    • All speaker presentations
    • Participate in Workshops (may be a small fee for some workshops)
    • Enter our free raffles
    • Participate in free plant trading
  • Totally Free!
  • Just join our Facebook Group or Sign Up for our Mailing List to learn about our next event

To become a Free Member of the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society, all you need to do is join our Facebook Group,

And / or sign up for the Mailing List!

Paid Member

  • Same benefits of a Free Member, plus:
  • Invitations to Workshops (no fees)
  • Invitations to Special Events (e.g. Silent Auctions)
  • Invitations to Members-Only Tours
  • Access to Members-Only Portal on Website
  • Access to Special Group Discounts
  • Access to Group Buys on items like Seiryu Stone, Mopani Wood, etc…
  • Costs just $15 a year
  • Renews Annually via PayPal
  • Cancel Anytime

To become a Paid Member of the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society, please click on the button below. Payments are processed through PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account. You’ll have the option to enter credit card information if you’d prefer.