PWWS Annual Meeting

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Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bethel Lutheran Church



Greetings, PWWS Members!

In accordance with the bylaws of the Prince William Wildflower Society, this is the designated annual meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 6, at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church at 8712 Plantation Lane in Manassas.  In addition to featured speaker Dr. Emily Southgate, this meeting will include the election of officers to two-year terms and adoption of the annual budget.

Please use the links below to view or download important Annual Meeting information and documents:

Meeting Invitation and Agenda    
Chapter Officer Biographies  
Proposed 2019 Budget 
Absentee Ballot Form

Program : Vanished Landscapes of Northern Virginia by Dr. Emily Southgate

Dr. Emily Southgate

Dr. Emily Southgate

Dr. Southgate will explain how historical ecologists reconstruct past landscapes, using fossil pollen and historical documents. She will then relate this to the history of Northern Virginia, for the last 18,000 years, with an emphasis on the last 3-400 years. She will end with a discussion of how understanding this history can contribute to conservation in this area. Dr. Southgate is an historical ecologist, with graduate degrees in both botany and history. She studies the lasting impacts of past human activities on current landscapes, also attempting to reconstruct past landscape patterns and processes, especially as these relate to conservation.

Dr. Southgate is currently finishing revision of her book People and the Land Through Time: Linking Ecology and History originally published in 1996, under contract with Yale University press. She is also active in the Virginia Native Plant Society, leading field trips and giving lectures for them and for other conservation organizations in the area. She is retired from Rutgers University and currently teaches part-time at Hood College.

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