Tri-State Native Plant Conference 2017

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Mark 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!

l1360337We 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 ~

Preliminary Outline:
Friday, September 29, 2017
Afternoon field trips, invasive removals and workshops
Evening speaker
Evening social and bonfire
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Half-day & full-day field trips
Half-day workshops
Evening speaker
Evening social and bonfire
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Half-day field trips
Half-day workshops

Preliminary Field Trip locations include:
Snavely’s Ford Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Yankauer Preserve
Appalachian Trail
Thompson Wildlife Management Area
Short Hill-Virginia portion of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Shanondale Wildlife Management Area

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 very nice single and double (limited availability) rooms. If you stay on campus, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. Nightly lodging and meals will be approximately $150/night.

Off campus housing is available in nearby hotels (approx. $100/night). Those staying off campus must either provide their own meals or purchase meals a la carte. Some indoor venues within the NCTC do not allow outside food.

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

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