MNPS Annual Fall Conferences

September 20-21, 2014

The 2014 Conference will be held in Cecil County. Details, including field trips, are posted on the 2014 Fall Conference Page.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Sep 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • 21 Sep 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Cecil College, 1 Seahawk Drive, North East MD
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    The Diverse Flora and Habitats of Cecil County and the Tri-state Area

    September 20-21 2014

    Co-sponsored by
    Cecil College

    Both the morning session and Saturday evening social will be held at the college (directions below)
    Doors open at 8:30 am
    Conference starts at 9:15 am

    Cecil College
    One Seahawk Drive
    North East, MD 21532

    Directions: Cecil College Web Page

    Check the Conference Page for other details.

    Online Registration will close September 14. Walk-in registrations will be accepted.

    Registration Fees After August 1, 2014: Members $75; Nonmembers: $85

    Field Trips

    Download the Field Trip Descriptions to make registration easier

    Saturday afternoon and Sunday Field Trips will be important venues to expand on the theme. Field trip registration is available when you register for the Conference. Due to size limits on some trips, you are not guaranteed a spot in your first or second choice trips. You will receive a confirmation before the conference for which trip you are registered.

    Saturday Social

    $30 per person
    5pm-9pm Dress is "field botany casual." 



    Go to and log in (Group password is MNPScarpool) and enter your request. This service is strictly based on member input--MNPS will not add an individual to this site. Also see..Carpooling

    Call for Posters

    Undergraduates and graduates studying plant taxonomy, plant ecology, landscaping with native plants, and restoration ecology are invited to submit a poster proposal.

    Silent Auction / Natural Treasures

    Browse, bid, take home a Nature Treasure and support the Maryland Native Plant Society at the MNPS Annual Conference Silent Auction. Nature Treasures may include books on plants and other natural history topics, botanical prints and posters, crafts, jewelry, plants, a field trip and more. We will list some of the specific items closer to the conference date.
    • 20 Sep 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cecil College, North East, MD
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    Saturday Social

    MNPS Annual Fall Conference 2014

    If you have registered for the conference and need to add the Social, please contact

    5:00 - 6:00 Appetizers; silent auction re-opens
    6:00 - 7:00 Buffet Dinner
    7:00 Silent auction closes. Collect & pay for item promptly. (Checks or cash only)

    Beer and wine will be available. Please bring your ID.

    7:15 Speaker: Bill McAvoy, Delaware Dep't of Natural Resources, Flora and Ecology of Delmarva Seasonal Ponds"

    Location is at the same place as the conference

    Cecil College
    1 Seahawk Drive
    North East MD 21901

    Dress is "field botany casual" so you don't have to worry about changing after the field trips!   


Past events

21 Sep 2013 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Saturday Social
21 Sep 2013 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Threatened Natural Communities and Rare Plants of Maryland's Mountains
30 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: North Point State Park
30 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Robert E Lee Park
30 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Marshy Point by Canoe
30 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Towson University's Field Station
29 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Saturday Social
29 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Native Plant Garden Tours
29 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Oregon Ridge Park
29 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Gunpowder Falls
29 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Soldiers Delight
29 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Hampton, NPS Historic Site
29 Sep 2012 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Preserving and Restoring Biodiversity in Developed Landscapes
25 Sep 2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Swann Park to Chapman Forest Hike
25 Sep 2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Focus on Ferns at Historic St. Mary's City
25 Sep 2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Exploring the Mattawoman by Water
24 Sep 2011 MNPS Annual Fall Conference 2011
25 Sep 2010 MNPS Annual Fall Conference 2010: "Biodiversity of Maryland's Eastern Shore"
26 Sep 2009 MNPS 2009 Annual Fall Conference, "The Catoctin Mountains: Maryland's Blue Ridge"
20 Sep 2008 MNPS 2008 Annual Fall Conference, "Ecological Communities of the Western Shores of the Chesapeake Bay"
29 Sep 2007 MNPS 2007 Annual Fall Conference, "Climate Change: Global Effects, Local Impacts: Western Maryland's Flora - At Risk?"
14 Oct 2006 MNPS 2006 Annual Fall Conference, "Botanical Diversity of Montgomery County: The Geology-Botany Connection"
01 Oct 2005 MNPS 2005 Annual Fall Conference, "Baltimore's Urban and Suburban Forests: People and Plants in Partnership"
16 Oct 2004 MNPS 2004 Annual Fall Conference, "Pieces of the Puzzle: Connecting Land, Water, and the Chesapeake"
04 Oct 2003 MNPS 2003 Annual Fall Conference, "Blue Ridge & Potomac Valley"
12 Oct 2002 MNPS 2002 Annual Fall Conference, "Communities and Geology of the Fall Line"
29 Sep 2001 MNPS 2001 Annual Fall Conference, "Shaping Nature: The Impact of Human and Natural Disturbance on Our Native Flora"
23 Sep 2000 MNPS 2000 Annual Fall Conference
01 Sep 1999 MNPS 1999 Annual Fall Conference: "New Directions in Land Preservation: Thinking Big so Nature Can Work"
01 Sep 1998 MNPS 1998 Annual Fall Conference: "Limits of Restoration"
01 Sep 1997 MNPS 1997 Annual Fall Conference: "Allegheny Alliances and Communities"
01 Sep 1996 MNPS 1996 Annual Fall Conference: "Ecology of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain"
01 Sep 1995 MNPS 1995 Annual Fall Conference: "Biodiversity of Barrens Communities"
01 Sep 1994 MNPS 1994 Annual Fall Conference, Spring Field Meeting
01 Sep 1993 MNPS 1993 Annual Fall Conference
01 Sep 1992 MNPS 1992 Annual Fall Conference: "Restoring Their Habitats; Beautifying Our Yard"
01 Sep 1991 MNPS 1991 Annual Fall Conference

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