MNPS Annual Fall Conferences

Upcoming events

    • 09/17/2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • 09/18/2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • College Park, MD

    Maryland's Forgotten Bogs and Pine Barrens

    September 17-18, 2016

    Registration Closes September 8 to meet the catering and venue deadlines.

    8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Conference Speakers and Field Trips
    5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Evening Social

    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Field Trips (times may vary)

    Co-sponsored by University of Maryland Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and Anacostia Watershed Society

    Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    Adele H Stamp Student Union Atrium

    Conference Registration Fee:

    includes the morning speakers, lunch, afternoon field trips and Sunday field trips

    Members: $65 (after Aug. 1: $75)
    Nonmembers: $75 (after Aug. 1 $85)

    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:

    Fall Conference Web Page

    Accommodations several hotels are located near the conference.

    AGENDA (web page)

    Saturday September 17


    8:30 Registration in Stamp Student Union
    9:15 Welcome and Introduction
    9:25 Speakers

    • Vanishing Pine Barren Communities of the Fall Zone of Washington DC and Vicinity, Rod Simmons
    • Magnolia Bogs in the Mattawoman Watershed of Charles County, Jim Long
    • Distribution and Habitat of Maidenhair Ferns, Chris Hoess
    • Wavy-leaf Basket Grass Update, Marc Imlay

    12:00 Announcements, followed by lunch, Silent Auction (tentative)


    1:00 - 5:00 Field trips

    Directions and further information will be available at the conference.

    • Greenbelt Forest Preserve, Carole Bergmann and Damien Ossi
    • Watkins Regional Park, Rochelle Bartolomei
    • Greenbelt National Park Bogs and Forests, Kirsten and Dwight Johnson
    • The Wooded Hillock on the UMD Campus, Marla McIntosh and Karyn Molines
    • FULL: Pitch Pine Barrens at BARC, Rod Simmons and Jorge Montero
    • FULL: Patuxent Research Refuge, Bill Harms and Joe Metzger
    • FULL: Suitland Bog, Cris Fleming & Tenley Wurglitz

    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

    7:15 Speaker: Ecological Restoration on the Tidal Anacostia River, Jorge Montero

    Sunday September 18 field trips (included in registration fee)

    Field Trips. Meet at the field trip location. Information will be provided at conference.

    • Canoeing on the Anacostia, Jorge Montero
    • George Washington House in Bladensburg, Anacostia Watershed Society staff
    • Buck Lodge, Linda Keenan and Michael Ellis
    • Central Farm Bog Walk, Rod Simmons and Beth Johnson


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    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

    Silent Auction / Native Treasures

    Browse, bid, take home a Native Treasure and support the Maryland Native Plant Society at the MNPS Annual Conference Silent Auction. Native Treasures may include books on plants and other natural history topics, botanical art, crafts, jewelry, plants, and more. Specific items may be listed closer to the conference date.

Past events

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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