2016 Annual Fall Conference
Maryland's Forgotten Bogs and Pine Barrens

Co-sponsored by University of Maryland Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and Anacostia Watershed Society
September 17-18, 2016
University of Maryland, College Park

Registration Fee:

includes morning speakers, Saturday lunch, Saturday and Sunday field trips

Members: $65
Nonmembers: $75
Members of other native plant societies: $65
Students: $15

Registration Fees will increase after August 1.

Register for the Fall Conference

09/29/2017 (EDT) • US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

Saturday September 17

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8:30 Registration
9:15 Welcome and Introduction
9:25 Vanishing Pine Barrens Communities of the Fall Zone of the Washington, DC Vicinity Rod Simmons, Plant Ecologist and MNPS Board Member
10:20 Break, Silent Auction Opens
10:50 Magnolia Bogs in the Mattawoman Watershed of Charles Co
Jim Long, President, Mattawoman Watershed Society
11:30 Distribution and Habitat of Maidenhair Ferns
Chris Hoess, MNPS grant recipient, Del Technical Community College
11:50 Update on Wavy-leaf Basket Grass
Marc Imlay, MNPS Board Member
12:00 Announcements followed by lunch

1:00 - 5:00 Field trips (web page)
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  • Pitch Pine Barrens at BARC, Rod Simmons and Jorge Montero
  • Suitland Bog, Cris Fleming
  • Greenbelt Forest Preserve, Carole Bergmann and Damien Ossi
  • Watkins Regional Park, Rochelle Bartolomei
  • Patuxent Research Refuge, Bill Harms and Joe Metzger
  • Greenbelt National Park Bogs and Forests, Kirsten and Dwight Johnson
  • The Wooded Hillock on the UMD Campus, Karyn Molines and Marla MacIntosh

Saturday Evening Social

Additional $30 per person, includes a buffet dinner
5:00 Wine and Beer with appetizers.
Silent Auction resumes
6:00 Buffet dinner
7:00 Silent Auction closes
7:15 - Ecological Restoration on the Tidal Anacostia River, Jorge Montero, Natural Resource Specialist, Anacostia Watershed Society

Sunday September 18
Field Trips (web page)

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  • Buck Lodge Park and Bog, Michael Ellis and Linda Keenan
  • Central Farm Bog Walk, Rod Simmons and Beth Johnson
  • University of Maryland College Park Herbarium, John Hall
  • Canoe Trip on the Tidal Anacostia, Jorge Montero
  • Tour of George Washington House in Bladensburg, Jo-Elle Burgard

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