2016 Conference: Maryland's Forgotten Bogs and Pine Barrens

September 17-18, 2016 

Co-sponsored by University of Maryland Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and Anacostia Watershed Society

University of Maryland, College Park

Atrium in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union
3972 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

The Atrium is on the First Floor near the Campus Drive/Union Lane building entrances

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Registration includes morning speakers, Saturday afternoon field trips and Sunday field trips, as well as coffee breaks and lunch. The Evening Social is *not* included in the registration fee.

Members: $65 (after July 31, $75)
Nonmembers: $75 (after July 31, $85)

Saturday Evening Social (includes dinner) $30 

If you need to cancel email Karyn Molines at, 50% refunds will be issue if cancelations are received by September 8. No refunds for cancelations after September 8.


On weekends free parking is about 2 blocks from the Student Union in Lot 1b or Lot Z. 

Free Parking: Continue past the Stamp Union and turn right onto Alumni Drive and park in Lot 1b or Lot Z. Walk back along Campus Drive to the Stamp Union.
Handicap parking: turn right on Union Lane and turn left into the parking garage. 
There is metered parking (not free) on Campus Drive and in the Union Lane garage. See for the fees for parking

Campus map--color coded. Yellow & Blue are available for weekend parking


From the Washing Beltway, Take Exit 25 for Route 1 Baltimore Avenue South
Turn right onto Campus Drive
Continue through the Campus. You'll Pass the Adele H. Stamp Union on the corner of Campus Drive and Union Lane.
Continue past the Stamp Union to parking lots 1b or Z.

This is also easy to access from University Blvd (Route 193). 

Directions to the Stamp Union from I-95

Upcoming events

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


    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.

Agenda (web page) (pdf file)

Field Trips (web page) (pdf file)

For conference participants only. You will select a first and second choice during registration, although we can not guarantee that we can accommodate every request. You will receive a confirmation before the conference for which trip you are registered.

Accommodations (web page)

Silent Auction /  Native Treasures (web page)


Saturday Field Trips

Events will be listed soon. Registration is restricted to Fall Conference Attendees.

Sunday Field Trips

Events will be listed soon Registration is restricted to Fall Conference Attendees

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