About Northern Neck Native Plant Society

The mission of the Virginia Native Plant Society is to conserve wildflowers and wild places. The Northern Neck Chapter serves the counties of Richmond, Lancaster, Northumberland, and Westmoreland.

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the months of February, March, September, October and November at  the Wicomico Parish Church, Wicomico Church, VA, at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch. Occasionally, meetings are scheduled for other months, and those will be listed on this website .


In 2013, the Northern Neck Chapter launched its Go Native Grow Native campaign. The goal of campaign is to increase use of native plants in the garden and protect native vegetation in the landscape. For more information about this project, click on the Go Native Grow Native logo on the right.

For more information about the Chapter or its mission or its monthly meetings and field trips, please contact Kevin Howe, President at nnvnps@gmail.com.

Board Members

Committee Chairs

  • Conservation - Open

  • Education - Ted Munns, and Jeff Wainscott

  • Horticulture - Betsy Washington

  • Hospitality - Val Grindrod

  • Membership - Ellen Clarke

  • Newsletter - Katherine Paris

  • Nominating - Nancy Garvey and Nick Ferriter

  • Programs

    • Speakers - Open

    • Outings - Pat Lust

  • Publicity - Kevin Howe

  • Church Liaison - Susan Christopher

  • Ways & Means - Nick Ferriter

  • Webmaster - Kyle Langford


  • President - Ted Munns

  • Treasurer - Paula Boundy

Other Board Members

  • Past-President - Kevin Howe

  • Members at Large - Gary Clarke, Bette Gruben, John Krainock, Bonita Russel

  • Vice President - Nancy Garvey

  • Secretaries

    • Recording - Judy Lang

    • Corresponding - Pam Collins