The Maryland Native Plant Society

2021 Conference

    • 09/25/2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09/26/2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hybrid
    Register

    Fall Conference 2021

    * In order to provide as safe an experience as possible, we are limiting in-person attendance to 60 in an auditorium that can accommodate 120 people. This will allow for social distancing. Mask wearing will be mandatory for all attendees for indoor portions of the conference.  Virtual registrations will be available to 500 participants.

    IN PERSON LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn 7810 Walker Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland, 20770

    VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS: All registrants will receive the Zoom link via email.

    AGENDA (subject to change)

    Saturday Morning. Doors Opens & Check Ins: 8:00 a.m. 

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Virtual & In Person*

    • Rod Simmons,  Endangered Pine Barrens Communities of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
    • Bill Harms, Plants and communities of Patuxent Refuge, Laurel MD
    • Ida Hartvig, MNPS grant recipient, Talk title

    Saturday Evening 5:30 – 8:00 PM Social and Dinner*

    • 5:30 Social Time
    • 6:30 Dinner
    • 7:30 Speaker: Ian Caton, Rare plants and plant communities of the mid-Atlantic  

    Sunday Morning (Virtual only) No access to the hotel.

    • 9:00-10:30 AM Doug Tallamy/The Nature of Oaks Note time change

    FIELD TRIPS

    Field trips are open to all who register for the in person registration*.  Participants will select their choice on the morning of the conference. 

    Saturday (repeated on Sunday) 1:00 – 5:00 PM Field Trips*
    Registration for field trips will happen at the in-person session on Saturday.

    • Rod Simmons: Saturday: Glen Burnie Bog; Sunday Greenbriar Park, Greenbelt MD
    • Helen Lowe Metzman and Robert Ferraro, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Refuge
    • Sam Droege, USGS Bee Lab and native plant nursery

    • Damien Ossi, Greenbelt Forest (Sunday only)

    REGISTRATION FEE:

    FULL REGISTRATION FEE (Includes all in-person and virtual presentations, field trips, breakfast, bag lunch, and dinner)

    • Members+: $80
    • Nonmembers: $100 
    • Students: $15

    VIRTUAL ONLY REGISTRATION (webinar access only)

    • Members+: $40
    • Nonmembers: $50 
    • Students: $5

    + members of other native plant societies may register at members rate

    Refund Policy: If you must cancel your registration, a refund of 50% of the registration fees will be issued for cancellations made by September 10; no refunds for cancellations made on or after September 11.

    If MNPS cancels the In Person Activities, those who paid the Full Registration Fee will be provided a partial refund equal to the difference between the Full and Virtual Fees.  

    * In order to provide as safe an experience as possible, we are limiting in-person attendance to 60 in an auditorium that can accommodate 120 people. This will allow for social distancing. Mask wearing will be mandatory for all attendees for indoor portions of the conference.  Virtual registrations will be available to 500 participants.

Past events

08/29/2020 Conference: From Marshes to Meadows: Exploring Maryland's Grasslands
08/24/2019 2019 MNPS Fall Conference
09/16/2018 Ferns of the Gunpowder (Fall Conference Field Trip, Sunday)
09/16/2018 Severn Run NEA (Fall Conference Field Trip, Sunday)
09/16/2018 Lake Roland Park (Fall Conference Field Trip, Sunday)
09/16/2018 Gywnn Falls-Leakin Park (Fall Conference Field Trip, Sunday)
09/16/2018 Maring CWMA-Carroll Co (Fall Conference Field Trip, Sunday)
09/15/2018 Gywnn Falls-Leakin Park (Fall Conference Field Trip, Saturday)
09/15/2018 Patapsco Valley State Park (Fall Conference Field Trip, Saturday)
09/15/2018 Plant ID and iNaturalist workshop on UMBC campus (Fall Conference Field Trip, Saturday)
09/15/2018 Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area (Fall Conference Field Trip, Saturday)
09/15/2018 Gunpowder State Park, Hereford Area (Fall Conference Field Trip, Saturday)
09/15/2018 Benjamin Banneker Historical Park (Fall Conference Field Trip, Saturday)
09/15/2018 Oregon Ridge Park (Fall Conference Field Trip, Saturday)
09/15/2018 The Times They Are A’Changin’: Threats to Maryland’s Native Plant Communities (2018 MNPS Fall Conference)
09/29/2017 2017 Tri-State Conference, "Nature Knows No Boundaries"
09/17/2016 2016 MNPS Annual Fall Conference; Maryland's Forgotten Bogs and Pine Barrens
09/19/2015 2015 MNPS Annual Fall Conference "Shifting Sands: Coastal Plain Flora from Wetlands to Upland"
09/20/2014 2014 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Diverse Flora and Habitats of Cecil County and the Tri-state Area
09/21/2013 2013 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Threatened Natural Communities and Rare Plants of Maryland's Mountains
09/29/2012 2012 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Preserving and Restoring Biodiversity in Developed Landscapes
09/24/2011 2011 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: Ecology of Southern Maryland
09/25/2010 2010 MNPS Annual Fall Conference 2010: "Biodiversity of Maryland's Eastern Shore"
09/26/2009 MNPS 2009 Annual Fall Conference, "The Catoctin Mountains: Maryland's Blue Ridge"
09/20/2008 MNPS 2008 Annual Fall Conference, "Ecological Communities of the Western Shores of the Chesapeake Bay"
09/29/2007 MNPS 2007 Annual Fall Conference, "Climate Change: Global Effects, Local Impacts: Western Maryland's Flora - At Risk?"
10/14/2006 MNPS 2006 Annual Fall Conference, "Botanical Diversity of Montgomery County: The Geology-Botany Connection"
10/01/2005 MNPS 2005 Annual Fall Conference, "Baltimore's Urban and Suburban Forests: People and Plants in Partnership"
10/16/2004 MNPS 2004 Annual Fall Conference, "Pieces of the Puzzle: Connecting Land, Water, and the Chesapeake"
10/04/2003 MNPS 2003 Annual Fall Conference, "Blue Ridge & Potomac Valley"
10/12/2002 MNPS 2002 Annual Fall Conference, "Communities and Geology of the Fall Line"
09/29/2001 MNPS 2001 Annual Fall Conference, "Shaping Nature: The Impact of Human and Natural Disturbance on Our Native Flora"
09/23/2000 MNPS 2000 Annual Fall Conference
09/01/1999 MNPS 1999 Annual Fall Conference: "New Directions in Land Preservation: Thinking Big so Nature Can Work"
09/01/1998 MNPS 1998 Annual Fall Conference: "Limits of Restoration"
09/01/1997 MNPS 1997 Annual Fall Conference: "Allegheny Alliances and Communities"
09/01/1996 MNPS 1996 Annual Fall Conference: "Ecology of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain"
09/01/1995 MNPS 1995 Annual Fall Conference: "Biodiversity of Barrens Communities"
09/01/1994 MNPS 1994 Annual Fall Conference
05/13/1994 MNPS 1994 Spring Field Meeting
09/01/1993 MNPS 1993 Annual Fall Conference
09/01/1992 MNPS 1992 Annual Fall Conference: "Restoring Their Habitats; Beautifying Our Yard"
09/01/1991 MNPS 1991 Annual Fall Conference

2020 Conference

August 29, 2020. First virtual annual conference.

From Marshes to Meadows: Exploring Maryland's Native GrasslandsSpeaker: Dr. Dwayne Estes, Director, Southeast Grasslands Initiative.

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