MNPS Annual Fall Conferences

We're still working on the Fall 2017 Conference details. 

We plan to have registration open soon

The Virginia Native Plant Society is maintaining a web site.

In the meantime, you can sign up for the "Save the Date" event and we'll send you updates as they are available.

Upcoming events

    • 09/29/2017
    • 10/01/2017
    • US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV


    Planning for 2017 Tri-State Annual Conference is underway! September 29 - Oct 1. The Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Native Plant Societies will meet together at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W VA. We would like to invite you to stay informed about the evolving plans for talks, walks, and workshops, and also to help us to know what you are most interested in. 

    Please click 'Register' to be on our email list for updates, and to be notified when Registration opens.  NO FEE, NO COMMITMENT! This is just to stay informed, we don't have option for changing the label on the button. See you in 2017!

    Location: National Conservation Training Center
    Shepherdstown, WV 

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    • Afternoon field trips, invasive removals and workshops 
    • Evening speaker
    • Evening social and bonfire

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 

    • Half-day & full-day field trips
    • Half-day workshops
    • Evening speaker
    • Evening social and bonfire
    Sunday, October 1, 2017
    • Half-day field trips
    • Half-day workshops

    Preliminary Field Trip locations include:

    • Snavely’s Ford Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
    • Yankauer Preserve
    • Appalachian Trail
    • Thompson Wildlife Management Area
    • Short Hill-Virginia portion of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
    • Shanondale Wildlife Management Area
    Accomodations: The NCTC has very nice single and double (limited availability) rooms. If you stay on campus, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. Nightly lodging and meals will be approximately $150/night.

    Off campus housing is available in nearby hotels (approx. $100/night). Those staying off campus must either provide their own meals or purchase meals a la carte. Some indoor venues within the NCTC do not allow outside food.

Past events

09/17/2016 MNPS Annual Fall Conference
09/19/2015 MNPS Annual Fall Conference "Shifting Sands: Coastal Plain Flora from Wetlands to Upland"
09/20/2014 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Diverse Flora and Habitats of Cecil County and the Tri-state Area
09/21/2013 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Threatened Natural Communities and Rare Plants of Maryland's Mountains
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Preserving and Restoring Biodiversity in Developed Landscapes
09/24/2011 2011 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Ecology of Southern Maryland
09/25/2010 MNPS Annual Fall Conference 2010: "Biodiversity of Maryland's Eastern Shore"
09/26/2009 MNPS 2009 Annual Fall Conference, "The Catoctin Mountains: Maryland's Blue Ridge"
09/20/2008 MNPS 2008 Annual Fall Conference, "Ecological Communities of the Western Shores of the Chesapeake Bay"
09/29/2007 MNPS 2007 Annual Fall Conference, "Climate Change: Global Effects, Local Impacts: Western Maryland's Flora - At Risk?"
10/14/2006 MNPS 2006 Annual Fall Conference, "Botanical Diversity of Montgomery County: The Geology-Botany Connection"
10/01/2005 MNPS 2005 Annual Fall Conference, "Baltimore's Urban and Suburban Forests: People and Plants in Partnership"
10/16/2004 MNPS 2004 Annual Fall Conference, "Pieces of the Puzzle: Connecting Land, Water, and the Chesapeake"
10/04/2003 MNPS 2003 Annual Fall Conference, "Blue Ridge & Potomac Valley"
10/12/2002 MNPS 2002 Annual Fall Conference, "Communities and Geology of the Fall Line"
09/29/2001 MNPS 2001 Annual Fall Conference, "Shaping Nature: The Impact of Human and Natural Disturbance on Our Native Flora"
09/23/2000 MNPS 2000 Annual Fall Conference
09/01/1999 MNPS 1999 Annual Fall Conference: "New Directions in Land Preservation: Thinking Big so Nature Can Work"
09/01/1998 MNPS 1998 Annual Fall Conference: "Limits of Restoration"
09/01/1997 MNPS 1997 Annual Fall Conference: "Allegheny Alliances and Communities"
09/01/1996 MNPS 1996 Annual Fall Conference: "Ecology of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain"
09/01/1995 MNPS 1995 Annual Fall Conference: "Biodiversity of Barrens Communities"
09/01/1994 MNPS 1994 Annual Fall Conference, Spring Field Meeting
09/01/1993 MNPS 1993 Annual Fall Conference
09/01/1992 MNPS 1992 Annual Fall Conference: "Restoring Their Habitats; Beautifying Our Yard"
09/01/1991 MNPS 1991 Annual Fall Conference

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