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2018 Conference Survey

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The Times They Are A’Changin’: Threats to Maryland’s Native Plant Communities
(2018 MNPS Fall Conference)

Date: Saturday 9/15/2018; Check In: 8-9 am.
Sunday 9/16/2018. Trips start TBA

Please bring a mug and water bottle to reduce waste at the conference.


  • University of Maryland Baltimore County 1000 Hilltop Circle in Catonsville (Baltimore, MD 21250)
  • Morning session: Public Policy Building. (Campus Map grid E-7)
  • Lunch & Saturday Social: The Commons (Campus Map Grid E-6)
  • Download the Campus Map (low quality pdf), UMBC web version


  • From Interstate 95 Exit at Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville); follow the signs to UMBC.
  • From Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west); follow the signs to UMBC.
  • From Interstate 83 Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695, west) and then take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west); follow the signs to UMBC.

Free Parking

  • Lot 2 or Lot 4 (Campus Map Grid E-7)
  • Handicap parking available in Lot 4 or along Poplar Avenue. (Campus Map Grid E-7)
  • For the Evening Social, you can also park in the "Commons Drive Garage." (Campus Map Grid F-7)

More Information Fall Conference Agenda Page

Field Trips

  • Field trip directions for both Saturday and Sunday will be provided at the conference.
  • Conference field trips are only open to conference participants.
  • We recommend you wear long pants, hat, and sturdy hiking shoes; be prepared for rain--most trips will still go in the rain.Bring water bottle and any snacks you might need during the hike (lunch is provided for Saturday trips only). Insect repellent for ticks, chiggers, and mosquitoes.
  • Bring a handlens and your favorite field guides. Bring a camera to share your photos on Facebook

If you need to cancel please let us know. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations received after September 1.

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