Tri-State Native Plant Conference 2017

 

LOGO_no paddingMark your calendar for September 29 – October 1, 2017. The Virginia Native Plant Society, the Maryland Native Plant Society, and the West Virginia Native Plant Society are joining together to host the 2017 Native Plant Conference at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV!

We would like to invite you to stay informed about evolving plans for talks, walks, and workshops, and also to help us know what you are most interested in. We don’t have an option for changing the label on the button; it says Register, but it means “stay informed.”

We’ll send  more information about the conference as it becomes available, and an email when registration opens. This only indicates your interest and does not actually register you or commit you to attend. We welcome your suggestions for workshops and field trips.   ~REGISTER ~

Schedule of Events Click here for List of Trips and Workshops

Friday, September 29th

  • Meet and Greet, Poster Sessions, Registration
  • Invasive Removal Party on NCTC grounds, followed by walk by Grounds Manager
  • Evening Speaker: Wesley Knapp, Western Regional Ecologist NC Natural Heritage Department
  • Evening Social Bonfire with Music

Saturday, September 30th

  • Half Day and Full Day Field Trips and Workshops
  • Evening Speaker: Rodney Bartgis, formerly with The Nature Conservancy as well as both the VA and MD Natural Heritage Programs
  • Evening Social and Bonfire with “Sounds of Nature” by Kevin Dodge

Sunday, October 1st

  • Roundtable Discussion led by Alan Ford
    How can we collaborate to boost conservation?
  • One Workshop on campus, and many Field Trips
      to choose from depending on from which direction you
    want to head home. Click for complete list of Trips and Workshops

Plus plenty to do in Charming Shepherdstown for non-plant persons: Independent Bookstore, Cycling and Kayaking, restuarants. shopping, yoga, antiques, and more!

Simple, clean rooms on campus, walk to dining room, classrooms, and talks. Some field trips on campus, too.

Simple, clean rooms on campus, walk to dining room, classrooms, and talks. Some field trips on campus, too.

Accommodations: The NCTC has nice hotel-style rooms rooms. Price is for the full weekend food and lodging.

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
All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. No discounts for partial attendance.
Off campus housing is available in nearby hotels (approx. $100/night). Those staying off campus must pay the $100 meal fee. All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. No exceptions.
Beautiful Dining Hall, plus lots of place to meet, talk, and network!

Beautiful Dining Hall, plus lots of place to meet, talk, and network!