Conference Registration


The Maryland Native Plant Society

Agenda: 2018 Annual Fall Conference

The Times They Are A’Changin’: Threats to Maryland’s Native Plant Communities

Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at University of Maryland Baltimore County and the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council

University of Maryland– Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Lecture Hall 105, Public Policy Building
Baltimore, MD 21250

Directions (UMBC web site)
Campus Map (pdf)


Registration fees

Members: $70
Nonmembers: $80
Members of other native plant societies: $70
Students: $15
The above fees include Saturday morning speakers, as well as field trips on Saturday and Sunday. The Social is a separate fee.

Evening Social, Speaker and Dinner: $40

Registration Fees will increase by $10 on August 1.

IMPORTANT: Download the list of Field Trips to choose your trips before register.  Review the list of trips on-line.

Registration opens in mid-May

Saturday, September 15

8:00 Registration

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10 Overview of Threats to Maryland’s Flora. Jil Swearingen, Board member, MAIPC

9:30 Why Should We Care About Invasive Species? Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp, Associate Professor, Towson University

10:15 Greening Baltimore’s Vacant Lots. Dr. Christopher Swan, Professor, University of MD – Baltimore County

10:30 Break

11:00 Invasive Plant Management Decision Systems. Art Gover, Invasive species specialist, Penn State Univeristy

12:00 Announcements Followed by Lunch in the Library, 7th Floor Open Space

Saturday Social 

(additional $40 fee, do not have to register for the conference to attend)

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

6:00 Buffet Dinner

7:15 Implications of Climate Change for Plant Physiology. Dr. Lew Ziska, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA

Sunday, September 16

Field Trips and Workshops (included in basic registration fee; must be registered for the conference to attend)

Saturday Field Trips

Download the field trip listing (PDF) and select your field trips before beginning the registration process. We will try our best to accommodate everyone's choices, but some trip may fill up. Selecting a field trip does not confirm your choice, we will contact you in August to confirm your trip OR ask for your second choice option.

  • Benjamin Banneker Historical Park-Judy Fulton
  • Gunpowder State Park, Hereford Area - Dwight Johnson
  • Gwynns Falls-Leakin Park - Rod Simmons
  • Oregon Ridge State Park- Carole Bergmann
  • Patapsco State Park, area TBA - Rochelle Bartolomei
  • Plant ID and iNaturalist workshop on UMBC campus – Laura Sebastianelli and Karyn Molines
  • Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area – Wayne Tindall

Sunday Field Trips

  • Carroll County – Bob Ringler
  • Ferns of Gunpowder State Park - Dwight Johnson
  • Gwynns Falls-Leakin Park - Rod Simmons
  • Harlem Park Green Project - Chris Swan
  • Lake Roland Park - Kirsten Johnson
  • Severn Run Natural Environmental Area - Karyn Molines

Accommodations

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