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    • 09/29/2017
    • 10/01/2017
    • US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
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    The Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Native Plant Societies will meet together at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W VA.

    Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1

    Check out the VNPS conference web page for other details.

    Review the Field Trips and Workshop offerings (PDF  or Web) before registering so you know all your options.

    Registration Fees:

    • Members of MD, VA, WV Native Plant Societies: $100
    • Nonmembers: $140
    • Students: $15
    • AFTER JULY 31, registration fees will increase by $40 so register now.

    Accommodations: 

    The NCTC has hotel-style rooms. Each room has a private bath. 

    You will be required to make one of these selections during registration, includes lodging for Friday & Saturday nights and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. No discounts for partial attendance. 

    Single: One double bed; $300 per person

    Sharing*: Two adults sharing one double bed; $220 per person

    Double*: Two adults sharing a room with two beds (limited availability); $220 per person

    *Couples (married or similar status) please select "Sharing a double bed." 

    On-site Lodging is recommended to keep our conference fees as low as possible. Visit the NCTC site to see some photos of the rooms.

    We request that you stay on campus to keep our conference fees low. Conference attendees who live in the area or are staying off campus must pay the $100 meal fee. All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. No exceptions.

    Schedule:

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    • 1:00 p.m. Room check-in opens
    • 3:00 p.m. Registration check-in opens
    • Evening speaker
    • Evening social and bonfire (cash bar)

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 

    • 8:00 am Registration check-in
    • Half-day & full-day field trips
    • Half-day workshops
    • Evening speaker
    • Evening social and bonfire (cash bar)
    Sunday, October 1, 2017
    • Field trips & workshops
    • 12:00 p.m. Room check-out

Past Conferences

09/17/2016 MNPS Annual Fall Conference; Maryland's Forgotten Bogs and Pine Barrens
09/19/2015 MNPS Annual Fall Conference "Shifting Sands: Coastal Plain Flora from Wetlands to Upland"
09/20/2014 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Diverse Flora and Habitats of Cecil County and the Tri-state Area
09/21/2013 MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Threatened Natural Communities and Rare Plants of Maryland's Mountains
09/29/2012 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 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, 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

Before Registering:

  • Review the field trip and workshop schedule (web site) (pdf) and decide which trips you want
  • Join one of the native plant societies (or verify your membership)
  • Coordinate with your roommate. One person can register both people or each can register separately. 
  • Have your credit card or PayPal account information handy so you can pay the registration fee.
  • If you want to pay by check, please register online. You can print your invoice and mail with your check.

©2017 Maryland Native Plant Society 
PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

MNPS is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable
organization incorporated in Maryland. 


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