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2012 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Preserving and Restoring Biodiversity in Developed Landscapes

  • 09/29/2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • 09/30/2012
  • 6:00 PM
  • Towson University, Baltimore, MD
  • 68


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For registering two members under the same email account.
    If you have separate email accounts it is recommended that you register individually.
  • For students (any high school or college) and Towson University staff
  • If not attending the Social use this category.
    Please contact Karyn Molines for registration code.
  • If not attending the Social, use this category.
    For speakers--Please contact Karyn Molines
  • If not attending the Social, use this category. Contact Karyn Molines for code.
  • Committee, Field Trip Leaders, Speakers who will also attend the Soical, use this category.

Online Registration has Closed. Walk In Registrations Will Be Accepted.

Please bring exact cash or check

MNPS Annual Fall Conference 2012

Co-sponsored by Towson University's Biodiversity Center

Preserving and Restoring Biodiversity in Developed Landscapes 

Registration Opens 8:15 am
On-site registration (cash or check only) is available

Conference Begins 9:15 am


Towson University
University Union, Chesapeake Rooms (3d floor)
See below for directions and parking.
Campus Map



Chris Bolgiano:
Salvaging Biodiversity:  Lost Cause or Lifestyle Choice?  Disturbing thoughts about disturbed landscapes, and how backyards can make or break regional biodiversity levels. 

William Hilgartner, PhD:
Prehistoric Herbaceous Plants of the Baltimore Region

Don Outen:
Baltimore County's On-going Efforts to Sustainably Manage its Forests The key challenges of determining forest health assessment, management planning and implementation for both public and private forest lands. 

Field Trips

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. 

Saturday field trips are for conference registrants only.

Sunday field trip are open to the public, if space is available.

Field trips are listed on the 2012 Conference Page.

Saturday Social

6pm-9pm at the Conference location. Dress is "field botany casual." 


From the Baltimore Beltway, I-695, take exit 27A onto MD-146S/Dulaney Valley Rd toward S Towson.    At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto York Rd South.  Turn right at Towsontown Rd and follow it to Osler Dr. Turn left at Osler and left again at the next light with pedestrian crossing. Follow the road down into Union Parking Garage. Parking is free on weekends. Park in any available space not marked as reserved. Enter the University Union and look for stairs and elevator on your right near the end of the hall. Chesapeake Rooms are on the 3d floor.

Vendors & Exhibitors

If your organization is interested in selling plants, books, or related items, or exhibiting informational displays, please contact Christa Partain (  Call for Vendors/Exhibitors

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 to Dr. Roland Roberts ( by August 31, 2012.  Call for Posters


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western of Cromwell Bridge Road.

Another close-by hotel is the Towson Marriott.


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
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