Shifting Sands: Coastal Plain Flora from Wetlands to UplandSeptember 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: email@example.com)
The lower Eastern Shore is rich in biodiversity. From towering forests to creeks, rivers and bays; from the smallest lichens to the biggest bald cypress trees you likely have ever seen, the wildly diverse ecosystems of the lands surrounding Salisbury in Wicomico County beckon us to explore and learn about this intriguing area. During our 2015 conference we will enjoy wonderful speakers and leaders who will unlock these treasures. Please join us!
AGENDA (download pdf)
Saturday September 19
9:15 Welcome and Introduction
9:25 Chris Frye - Land-use Legacies and Beyond: The Shifting Sands and Flora of the Eastern Shore
10:30 Break; Silent Auction opens
10:45 James Lendemer - Native Lichens of Delmarva and the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Stunning Diversity with an Uncertain Future
11:20 Joan Maloof - Update on Old Growth Forest Network
11:30 Andrew Landsman, Grant Recipient - Update on Project
12:00 Announcements, followed by lunch, Silent Auction open
1:00 - 5:00 Field trips (download pdf, includes Sat & Sun) Directions and further information will be available at the conference
Saturday Social (additional $30 fee)
Dress is "field botany casual." 5:00 Beer and Wine with appetizers
6:00 Buffet dinner
7:00 Silent Auction closes
7:00 Dr. Douglas E. Gill - Enlightening Experiences with Exotics and Invasive Species in Grassland Restoration on the MD Eastern Shore
Sunday September 20 field trips (included in registration fee)
Field Trips. Field trips meet at the location. Information will be provided at conference.
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.
(download Field Trips pdf, includes Sat & Sun)
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. Contract Chris Puttock for details firstname.lastname@example.org
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.