Potowmack Chapter 2021 Annual Meeting & Program

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Sunday, November 14, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


The Potowmack Chapter 2021 Annual Meeting & Program will be held via Zoom Video Conference at 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Per the Potowmack Chapter Bylaws, this meeting is held to elect officers and at-large members of the Chapter Board, to approve the budget for the following year, and to conduct such other business as may be appropriate.

Proxy ballots, the proposed 2022 budget, and the Slate of Candidates for Election will be included in the November-December 2021 issue of the Potowmack News newsletter sent to all members.


  • 1:30pm: Social Time
  • 2:00pm: Annual Business Meeting and Elections
  • 2:30pm: Presentation by Max Ferlauto

Slate of Candidates for Election

The following members are proposed for election or reelection to the VNPS Potowmack Chapter Board of Directors.

  • Alan Ford, President
  • Scott Knudsen, Treasurer
  • Mark Murphy, Vice-President
  • Patrick Siren, Secretary

Proposed Budget

View the Potowmack Chapter Proposed 2022 Budget.


My Year Playing with Litter: Exploring the Effects of Leaf Litter Removal on Insect Communities

Max Ferlauto outlines his PhD dissertation research and discusses preliminary results.

Max grew up in Arlington, Virginia where he gained an appreciation for native plants and insects through local environmental organizations, such as the Potowmack Chapter of VNPS. He received his bachelor’s degree in Plant Ecology from Juniata College. He is now a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Maryland Entomology Department in Karin Burghardt’s Lab. Dr. Burghardt is a former student of Dr. Doug Tallamy and has published some papers with him.

Max studies how landscaping practices, such as leaf litter management, affect urban ecosystems.