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President's Blog

I'm Kirsten Johnson, president of Maryland Native Plant Society. This section of the website let's me communicate with members and I hope you'll respond with your comments.

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  • 07/07/2017 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read it here: 2016 Annual Report

  • 03/20/2016 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    New publication produced by MNPS: Landscaping with Native Plants is now available for free download. Print copies will be available atmost Tuesday evening programs for sale.

    Download a copy: Landscaping with Native Plants (pdf, 1.4 MB)

  • 08/03/2015 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Former MNPS board member Albert Hartley died on July 29. In addition to serving on the board, Albert was an avid birder and talented amateur naturalist and wildlife photographer. A memorial will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville at 2 p.m. September 26, 2015. If you wish to honor his memory, please consider a contribution to the Audubon Naturalist Society (

  • 05/01/2015 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beginning August 1, registration fees increase. Register now and save money!

    Conference Registration Fee:
    Members: $65 (after Aug. 1: $75)
    Nonmembers: $75 (after Aug. 1 $85
    (includes the morning speakers, lunch, afternoon field trips and Sunday field trips)

    Shifting Sands: Coastal Plain Flora from Wetlands to Upland

    The lower Eastern Shore is rich in biodiversity. From towering forests to creeks, rivers and bays; from the smallest lichens to the biggest bald cypress trees you likely have ever seen, the wildly diverse ecosystems of the lands surrounding Salisbury in Wicomico County beckon us to explore and learn about this intriguing area. During our 2015 conference we will enjoy wonderful speakers and leaders who will unlock these treasures. Please join us!

    For More Information

    September 19-20, 2015

    Co-sponsored by Salisbury University

    Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
    Devilbiss Hall, Room 123

    Conference Registration Fee:
    Members: $65 (after Aug. 1: $75)
    Nonmembers: $75 (after Aug. 1 $85
    (includes the morning speakers, lunch, afternoon field trips and Sunday field trips)

    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:


  • 02/20/2015 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read here about our accomplishments and activities in the Year of the Rose.

  • 08/14/2014 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Grant Applications are still being accepted. The deadline has been extended until September 15, 2014.

    Details can be found on the Research Grants page.

    The Society especially encourages teachers and students at all levels to apply, but anyone may apply whose project meets the following criteria:
    • The project must concern Maryland native bryophytes, vascular plants, and/or the habitats of Maryland native plants.
    • The project may also concern plants or habitats outside Maryland if:
      • The applicant demonstrates that the results of the project will add to the body of knowledge about plants and habitats in Maryland
      • An appreciable portion of the plant specimens or research sites come from or are located in Maryland
    • The project may concern the effects of invasive non-native plants on Maryland native plants. 
    • Following these criteria, projects in a number of different fields and disciplines may be appropriate, for example: botany, ecology, genetics, education, environmental restoration, horticulture, and silviculture.
  • 06/09/2014 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Towson U has developed free smartphone app to track wavyleaf basketgrass populations. Please download the app and USE IT! For information about 2014 training sessions, click here. But training is not necessary if you can recognize wavy-leaf and know how to use apps on your phone.

  • 02/10/2014 8:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Here is the Report of the Maryland Botanical Heritage Work Group, which was established in 2013 by the Maryland General Assembly and appointed by the Governor of Maryland to assess threats and make recommendations for the preservation of plant species native to the State and the region. Kirsten Johnson, President of the Maryland Native Plant Society, chaired the work group.
  • 12/02/2013 7:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Members should have received their issues in the mail. Members can log in to view the issue on line. Nonmembers can view back issues or join now.
  • 11/08/2013 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    DNR is seeking public comments on creating new Wildlands and expanding some existing Wildlands. These are lands already owned by the state that get enhanced conservation protection, the state's equivalent of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Details here. Please add your support for this important protection for Maryland's native habitats. You can email your comments to, by December 9.
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