The Maryland Native Plant Society

2019 Fall Conference

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    Ancient Forests and Peatlands of Western Maryland

    Location: Frostburg State University

    Co-sponsored by the FSU Department of Biology.

    This year's conference will highlight the forests, wetlands and other habitats that are found in western Maryland. In addition, we will celebrate our native plants and communities with field trips to remarkable natural areas in the region.

    Before registering, please review the list of field trips.

    AGENDA (subject to change)

    Saturday, August 24

    8:30 Check In

    9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Speakers:

    • Sunshine Brosi, Professor of Biology & Ethnobotany Director, Frostburg State University 
    • Kevin Dodge, Director of Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology, Garrett College
    • Joan Maloof, Founder & Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network
    • Poster Session

    12:00 Announcements Followed by Lunch.

    1:00 - 5:00 Field trips – Carpool from the University. Directions and further information will be available at the conference.

    Saturday Social

    (additional $50 fee)

    5:00 Evening Social, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Posters, Treasure Table

    6:00 Buffet Dinner

    7:00 Film - “A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun” 58 minute running time / Brief film introduction & discussion following film, led by Sunshine Brosi

    Sunday, August 25 field trips

    (included in basic registration fee)

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

    Accommodations

    Several hotels are located near the conference.

    Carpooling

    Please contact Karyn Molines (Karyn.Molines at gmail dot com) if you would like to volunteer to coordinate carpooling.

    Native Treasures Book Sales

    Browse and take home a book related to native plants and habitats. Pay what you want for these treasures and support the Maryland Native Plant Society. Please contact Karyn Molines (Karyn.Molines at gmail dot com) if you would like to volunteer to coordinate the Native Treasures.

    REGISTRATION FEE:

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

    Members+: $80 (after July 1: $90)

    Nonmembers: $90 (after July 1: $100)

    + members of other native plant societies may register at members rate

    Saturday Social, includes dinner: $50

    The Social is a separate fee from the Registration fee. If you are interested in only the Social, contact Karyn Molines: info@mdflora.org

    More Information Fall Conference Agenda Page

    Field Trips

    • Field trip directions for both Saturday and Sunday will be provided at the conference.
    • Conference field trips are only open to conference participants.
    • We recommend you wear long pants, hat, and sturdy hiking shoes; be prepared for rain--most trips will still go in the rain.Bring water bottle and any snacks you might need during the hike (lunch is provided for Saturday trips only). Insect repellent for ticks, chiggers, and mosquitoes.
    • Bring a handlens and your favorite field guides. Bring a camera to share your photos on Facebook

    If you need to cancel please let us know. Full refund if canceled beforeJune 1; 50% refunds if received by August 1. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations received after August 1.

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