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

Co-sponsored by University of Maryland Biology Department
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

09/17/2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • College Park, MD

Saturday September 17

Download the Agenda (pdf)

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)
Download the descriptions includes Sat & Sun (pdf)
  • Pitch Pine Barrens at BARC, Rod Simmons and Jorge Montero
  • Suitland Bog, Cris Fleming
  • Greenbelt Forest Preserve, Carole Bergmann and Damien Ossi
  • Rosaryville State Park, Chris Puttock and Rochelle Bartolomei
  • Patuxent Research Reserve, 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)

Download the descriptions-includes Sat & Sun (pdf)

  • Central Farm Bog walk, Rod Simmons and Beth Johnson
  • Canoe Trip on the Tidal Anacostia, Jorge Montero
  • Tour of George Washington House in Bladensburg, Jo-Elle Burgard


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