Tri-State Native Plant Conference 2017

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The Virginia Native Plant Society, with the Potowmack Chapter as hosts;  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, West Virginia –
September 29 – October 1.

We have a fantastic line-up of trips and workshops for you to choose from. Registration is open now with an early bird discount in effect until July 31st.

Schedule of Events

Click here for Complete List of Trips and Workshops

Friday, September 29th

  • Meet and Greet, Poster Sessions, Registration
  • Invasive Removal Party on NCTC grounds, followed by walk with Grounds Manager
  • Flora of Virginia App – Bland Crowder will presenting the latest amazing updates
  • 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 numerous Field Trips to choose from depending on from which direction you want to head home.

 

Click here for Complete List of Trips and Workshops.

Click here when you are ready to register, scroll down for pricing.

Plus, there is plenty to do in charming Shepherdstown for non-plant persons, such as: an independent bookstore; cycling, kayaking, or walking the C&O Canal; restaurants and shopping; yoga; and antiques to start with!

Accommodations and Registration

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 will be held on campus as well.

The NCTC has nice hotel-style rooms in spacious lodges with lots of comfortable areas for socializing. Meals in the Dining Hall are a complete buffet with many options, including several hot stations; vegetarian choices; soups; salad bar and desserts.

Meals begin with dinner on Friday and continue through a boxed lunch to take with you on Sunday, six in all. Saturday lunch is at the Dining Hall, or you can opt to have a boxed lunch to take out.

The Registration Fee is at a discounted price until July 31st.

Early Registration (until July 31)

$100 Members (early)
$140 Nonmembers (early)

Late Registration (After August 1)

$140 Members (late)
$180 Nonmembers (late)
$15 Students

Accomodations

Price includes both Friday and Saturday nights, plus six meals.

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.

Don’t miss this chance to experience:

  • Fall-blooming wildflowers
  • Shrubs, trees, ferns, bryophytes
  • Interesting and unique geographical features
  • Expert trip and workshop leaders
  • Conservation speakers
  • Live presentations by Bland Crowder on the Flora of Virginia App
  • Roundtable discussion to bolster conservation efforts
  • Fun and networking with the plant-loving world!
Beautiful Dining Hall, plus lots of place to meet, talk, and network!

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

Click here for Complete List of Trips and Workshops.

Click here when you are ready to register.