Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please join us at our 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting at a one-day outdoor event at Natural Bridge in central Virginia!
Business Meeting & Elections
We will gather between 9 and 10am on the grounds of the Natural Bridge Hotel & Conference Center. Breakfast snacks and a box lunch will be provided, and an indoor space will be available in case of inclement weather. We will hold a Business Meeting and conduct an election of board members.
Speaker: Devin Floyd
After the Business Meeting, Devin Floyd, Executive Director of the Center for Urban Habitats, will present his research on Native Grasslands in the Piedmont, covering a nine-county area in the center of Virginia. Piedmont habitats are our least studied and preserved landscapes in Virginia. Devin’s work includes intensive plant survey and analysis and the documentation of some pockets of high diversity. His research has also documented pollinator associations, and will lead to better informed grassland restorations. He received VNPS Research Grant awards in 2021 and 2022 to study the Piedmont native grasslands.
After the Business Meeting and speaker presentation, we will lead afternoon field trips at Natural Bridge and at nearby locations. After registering, each attendee will be sent an email link to sign up for one of the group field trips since participants are limited.
There will be no evening banquet dinner, but members and registrants can enjoy dinner with friends at the hotel restaurant or at nearby dining spots.
For those who wish to stay over, we have a block of rooms reserved for Friday and Saturday nights at the hotel. You may cancel up to 24 hours before 4 pm check in, so if you think you might want a room please make a reservation, rather than hope that a room will be available on a fall weekend.
Details of the rooms:
- Main Hotel – Standard Double (2 beds) – $139.00
- Veranda (a wing of the main hotel) – Double – $129.00
- Cottage (smaller multiple room units at a separate, but close by, location) – $109.00
- Two accessible king rooms are available for $139.00
To reserve a room, please email the hotel sales manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, number of occupants in room, arrival and departure dates, phone number, bed type preference and whether you wish to stay at the main hotel, the Veranda or the Cottages. Once the reservation is confirmed, you may call the hotel directly and speak with a front desk representative to provide your credit card information.
Other lodging options such as local motels and camping may be available. Lexington is nearby.
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