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Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

  • 05/14/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • New Germany State Park, Garrett County
Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the third annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

Native Plant Nurseries (a large variety of plants and seeds native to the mid-Atlantic available for sale - cash or check only in Parking Lot # 4) Contact the nurseries directly, if you wish to place an order ahead of time. Be sure to let them know you will be picking the plants up at the Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery
Hinton, West Virginia

Go Native Tree Farm

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

www.gonativetrees.com


Mount Savage Farm & Nursery

Mount Savage, Maryland

Mt.Savage.F.a.N@hotmail.com


Conservation Organizations (local experts will answer questions about native plants and other conservation topics at their display booths along the walkway)

Engage Mountain Maryland
www.engagemmd.org

Evergreen Heritage Center
www.evergreenheritagecenter.org

Friends of New Germany State Park
www.facebook.com/FriendsofNewGermanystatepark

Maryland Conservation Corps
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/mcc.aspx

Maryland Native Plant Society
www.mdflora.org

University of Maryland Extension - Garrett County Master Gardeners 
www.extension.umd.edu/garrett-county

Speaker Schedule (digital presentations geared for teens & adults in the Recreation Hall)

10:30 to 11:30 - Attracting Pollinators To Your Garden Candy DeBerry, Professor of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College

11:30 to Noon - Cataloging Maryland’s Flora and Fauna with Citizen Science
Matt Tillett, Editor, Maryland Biodiversity Project

1:00 to 2:00 - Impacts of Climate Change on Native Plants: Understanding the "New Normal"
Sara Via, Professor, Departments of Biology & Entomology, University of Maryland

2:00 to 3:00 - Native Plants for the Five Senses: A Selection of Engaging Native Plants Presented in an Interactive Lecture
Ian Caton, Owner, Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery

Activity Schedule (family-friendly walks & activities led by DNR staff, start at the MCC tent on the walkway)

10:00 to 11:00 - Alien Invaders (search for invasive exotic plants during this easy walk)

Noon to 1:00 - Birds & Blooms (discover birds and wildflowers during this easy walk)

2:00 to 3:00 - Let’s Pull Together (pull garlic mustard to save an endangered butterfly)

All Day Long! - Scavenger Hunt for New Germany Natives (find native plants with special features and win a prize)

New Germany State Park & the Western Mountains Chapter of MNPS are co-sponsoring this FREE event. Your support of participating native plant nurseries through your plant purchases is deeply appreciated! Drinks & snacks will be available for purchase but feel free to bring your own picnic lunch. For more information visit www.dnr.maryland.gov or www.mdflora.org

Directions: From I-68 take exit 22 and follow signs for New Germany State Park. Turn left into the park onto McAndrews Hill Road. Signs will direct you to parking for this special event.
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