The Maryland Native Plant Society

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Upcoming events

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

    The conference is full and no additional registrations are being accepted. No Walk-Ins will be allowed.

    The Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Native Plant Societies will meet together at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W VA.

    Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1

    Check out the VNPS conference web page for other details.

    Please check the updated Schedule:

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    • 1:00 p.m. Room check-in opens
    • 1:30 p.m. Registration check-in opens
    • 7:30 Evening speaker
    • 9:00 Evening social and bonfire (cash bar)

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 

    • 8:00 am Registration check-in
    • Half-day & full-day field trips
    • Half-day workshops
    • 7:30 Evening speaker
    • 9:00 Evening social and bonfire (cash bar)

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    • Field trips & workshops
    • 12:00 p.m. Room check-out

    Field Trips and Workshop offerings (PDF  or Web)

    Registration Fees:

    • Members of MD, VA, WV Native Plant Societies: $100
    • Nonmembers: $140
    • Students: $15
    • AFTER JULY 31, registration fees will increase by $40 so register now.


    The NCTC has hotel-style rooms. Each room has a private bath. 

    You will be required to make one of these selections during registration, includes lodging for Friday & Saturday nights and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. No discounts for partial attendance. 

    Single: One double bed; $300 per person

    Sharing*: Two adults sharing one double bed; $220 per person

    Double*: Two adults sharing a room with two beds (limited availability); $220 per person

    *Couples (married or similar status) please select "Sharing a double bed." 

    On-site Lodging is recommended to keep our conference fees as low as possible. Visit the NCTC site to see some photos of the rooms.

    We request that you stay on campus to keep our conference fees low. Conference attendees who live in the area or are staying off campus must pay the $100 meal fee. All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. No exceptions.

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    PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

    MNPS is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable
    organization incorporated in Maryland. 

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