September 17-18, 2016
Registration Closes September 8 to meet the catering and venue deadlines.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Conference Speakers and Field Trips
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Evening Social
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Field Trips (times may vary)
Co-sponsored by University of Maryland Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and Anacostia Watershed Society
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Adele H Stamp Student Union Atrium
Conference Registration Fee:
includes the morning speakers, lunch, afternoon field trips and Sunday field trips
Members: $65 (after Aug. 1: $75)
Nonmembers: $75 (after Aug. 1 $85)
Saturday Social, includes dinner: $30
The Social is a separate fee from the Registration fee. If you are interested in only the Social, contact Karyn Molines: email@example.com
Accommodations several hotels are located near the conference.
Saturday September 17
8:30 Registration in Stamp Student Union
9:15 Welcome and Introduction
- Vanishing Pine Barren Communities of the Fall Zone of Washington DC and Vicinity, Rod Simmons
- Magnolia Bogs in the Mattawoman Watershed of Charles County, Jim Long
- Distribution and Habitat of Maidenhair Ferns, Chris Hoess
- Wavy-leaf Basket Grass Update, Marc Imlay
12:00 Announcements, followed by lunch, Silent Auction (tentative)
1:00 - 5:00 Field trips
Directions and further information will be available at the conference.
- Greenbelt Forest Preserve, Carole Bergmann and Damien Ossi
- Watkins Regional Park, Rochelle Bartolomei
- Greenbelt National Park Bogs and Forests, Kirsten and Dwight Johnson
- The Wooded Hillock on the UMD Campus, Marla McIntosh and Karyn Molines
- FULL: Pitch Pine Barrens at BARC, Rod Simmons and Jorge Montero
- FULL: Patuxent Research Refuge, Bill Harms and Joe Metzger
- FULL: Suitland Bog, Cris Fleming & Tenley Wurglitz
Saturday Social (additional $30 fee)
Dress is "field botany casual."
5:00 Beer and Wine with appetizers
6:00 Buffet dinner
7:00 Silent Auction closes
7:15 Speaker: Ecological Restoration on the Tidal Anacostia River, Jorge Montero
Sunday September 18 field trips (included in registration fee)
Field Trips. Meet at the field trip location. Information will be provided at conference.
- Canoeing on the Anacostia, Jorge Montero
- George Washington House in Bladensburg, Anacostia Watershed Society staff
- Buck Lodge, Linda Keenan and Michael Ellis
- Central Farm Bog Walk, Rod Simmons and Beth Johnson
- UMD Herbarium, John Hall
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. Contract Chris Puttock for details firstname.lastname@example.org
Browse, bid, take home a Native Treasure and support the Maryland Native Plant Society at the MNPS Annual Conference Silent Auction. Native Treasures may include books on plants and other natural history topics, botanical art, crafts, jewelry, plants, and more. Specific items may be listed closer to the conference date.