2017 Regional Conference, "Nature Knows No Boundaries"

  • 09/29/2017
  • 10/01/2017
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV


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Planning for 2017 Tri-State Annual Conference is underway! September 29 - Oct 1. The Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Native Plant Societies will meet together at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W VA. We would like to invite you to stay informed about the evolving plans for talks, walks, and workshops, and also to help us to know what you are most interested in. 

Please click 'Register' to be on our email list for updates, and to be notified when Registration opens.  NO FEE, NO COMMITMENT! This is just to stay informed, we don't have option for changing the label on the button. See you in 2017!

Location: National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, WV 

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Afternoon field trips, invasive removals and workshops 
  • Evening speaker
  • Evening social and bonfire

Saturday, September 30, 2017 

  • Half-day & full-day field trips
  • Half-day workshops
  • Evening speaker
  • Evening social and bonfire
Sunday, October 1, 2017
  • Half-day field trips
  • Half-day workshops

Preliminary Field Trip locations include:

  • Snavely’s Ford Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
  • Yankauer Preserve
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Thompson Wildlife Management Area
  • Short Hill-Virginia portion of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Shanondale Wildlife Management Area
Accomodations: The NCTC has very nice single and double (limited availability) rooms. If you stay on campus, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. Nightly lodging and meals will be approximately $150/night.

Off campus housing is available in nearby hotels (approx. $100/night). Those staying off campus must either provide their own meals or purchase meals a la carte. Some indoor venues within the NCTC do not allow outside food.

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