Shifting Sands: Coastal Plain Flora from Wetlands to Upland
September 19-20, 2015
Co-sponsored by Salisbury University
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Devilbiss Hall, Room 123
Conference Registration Fee:
Members: $65 (after Aug. 1: $75)
Nonmembers: $75 (after Aug. 1 $85
(includes the morning speakers, lunch, afternoon field trips and Sunday field trips)
Saturday Social, includes dinner: $30
(The Social is a separate fee from the Registration fee. If you are interested in only the Social, contact Karyn Molines: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday September 19
8:30 - 9:15 Registration
9:15 - 9:25 Welcome and Introduction
9:25 - 10:30 Chris Frye - Keynote talk on Easter Shore flora
10:30 – 10:45 Break; Silent Auction opens
10:45 – 11:20 James Lendemer - Lichens
11:20 – 11:30 Joan Maloof - update on Old Growth Forest Network
11:30 – 12:00 3 Grant Recipients - update on projects
12:10 -1:00 Announcements, followed by lunch, silent auction open
1:00 - 5:00 Field trips
5:00 - 6:00 Beer and Wine with appetizers
6:00 - 7:00 Buffet dinner
7:00 Silent auction closes
7:15 - 7:45 Speaker: Doug Gill – update on grassland restoration project
Sunday September 20
Field Trips. Field trips meet at the location. See separate schedule for directions.
Saturday afternoon and Sunday Field Trips will be important venues to expand on the theme. Field trip registration is available when you register for the Conference. Due to size limits on some trips, you are not guaranteed a spot in your first or second choice trips. You will receive a confirmation before the conference for which trip you are registered.
Dress is "field botany casual."
Accommodations several hotels will offer discounts for the conference.
Go to http://mnps.erideshare.com/ and log in (Group password is MNPScarpool) and enter your request. This service is strictly based on member input--MNPS will not add an individual to this site. Also see..Carpooling
Call for Posters
Undergraduates and graduates studying plant taxonomy, plant ecology, landscaping with native plants, and restoration ecology are invited to submit a poster proposal.
Browse, bid, take home a Nature Treasure and support the Maryland Native Plant Society at the MNPS Annual Conference Silent Auction. Nature Treasures may include books on plants and other natural history topics, botanical prints and posters, crafts, jewelry, plants, a field trip and more. We will list some of the specific items closer to the conference date.