2014 Annual Fall Conference
The Diverse Flora and Habitats of Cecil County and the Tri-state Area

September 20-21, 2014
Cecil College
North East, MD

Conference Agenda (pdf)

Directions: Cecil College Web Page

Registration is Closed-Walk Ins Accepted

09/19/2015 8:30 AM • Salisbury, MD
Saturday, September 20

Registration Fees:
Before August 1
members $65; nonmembers $75

Late Registration After August 1:
members $75; nonmembers $85
Registration fee includes lunch.

8:30 Check In, Doors Open
9:15 Welcome and Introduction


9:30-10:15: Roger Latham, PhD, Research Ecologist and Conservation Biologist, World-class Ecosystem with a Heart of Stone: What the Piedmont Serpentine Barrens Reveal about Continental Collision, Extinct Megafauna, Ancient customs, and Much More

10:15-10:45: Mike Bertram, Friends of the State Line Serpentine BarrenRestoration at a Local Serpentine Barren

10:45-11:00: BREAK

Silent Auction Opens at 10:45 am. Will close during the Social at 7:00 pm

11:00-11:45: Wesley Knapp, Eastern Region Heritage Ecologist/Botanist
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program, Flora and Ecology of Cecil County and its Environs

11:45-12:00: Anna Johnson, PhD Candidate, Univ of Maryland-Baltimore, Enhancing Urban Biodiversity with Native Plantings

12:00-1:00 Announcements, followed by box lunch

1:00-5:00 p.m. Field Trips
Download Descriptions (Includes Sat & Sun)

Pilot Serpentine Barren, Nature Conservancy Preserve, Cecil Co. Leaders: Wes Knapp & Roger Latham

Nottingham Serpentine Barrens, Nottingham, PA LEaders: Cris Fleming & Matt Bazar

Susquehanna State Park, PA, Leaders: Janet Ebert & Jack Holt

Mt Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE Leader: Carole Bergmann

Cecil College grounds Leaders: Kordell Wilen and Michael Morgan, Cecil College Horticulture Club

Elk Neck State Forest, Cecil Co  Leader: Rod Simmons

White Clay Creek Leaders: Dwight Johnson

Lum’s Pond State Park, DE Leader: Karyn Molines

Kordell Wilen and Michael Morgan

Saturday Evening Social

Additional $30 per person, includes a buffet dinner
5:00-6:00 Cash bar with appetizers. 
Silent Auction resumes
6:00-7:00 Buffet dinner
7:00 Silent Auction closes
7:00-8:00: William McAvoy, Botanist, Species Conservation and Research Program, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife. "Flora and Ecology of Delmarva Seasonal Ponds"

Sunday September 21
Field Trips

Download Descriptions (Includes Sat & Sun)

Susquehanna Lock 12 Park Leader: Tim Draude

State Line Serpentine Barrens Leaders: Friends of the State Line Barrens 

Rocks State Park Leader: Dwight Johnson

Elk Neck State Forest, Cecil Co Leader: Rod Simmons

Lum’s Pond State Park, DE Leader: Karyn Molines

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