Oct
13
9:30 PM21:30

June Meeting of the Northern Neck Native Plant Society

The Chapter will have a presentation by Dr. Pam Grothe, a University of Mary Washington Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Grothe received her Ph.D. from the Paleoclimatology Lab at the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research involves a study of climate variability over the past 6000 years through the analysis of coral fossil records. Dr. Grothe’s presentation, entitled “A Christmas Tale Of Corals And Climate”, will concern research she conducted on Christmas Island.

Following the theme of last month’s presentation, the Chapter will have a related presentation on climate change and sea level rise. Our speaker, Dr. Grothe, is a paleo-climatologist whose research is focused on climate change in the ocean by studying geology and coral reefs. “The chemistry in their skeletons reflects the temperature and salinity of the ocean at the time the coral was living”, thereby providing us with clues as to the changing climate over thousands of years, said Dr. Grothe. A recent published estimate for “sea level rise is astonishing, which is about twice as high (6.6 feet by the end of this century) as what we previously thought. It would displace millions of more people living in low-lying coastal regions."

The program will also feature the Chapter’s Conservation and Horticulture Chair Betsy Washington’s introduction to the our now blooming beauty Seaside Goldenrod, Solidago sempervirens, the NNNPS native plant of the month for October.


We invite the public to attend and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch; some snacks and beverages will be available. We will have a social lunch and announcements for a short while before our featured presentation.


The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is one of 11 chapters in the state. It is a volunteer non-profit dedicated to the protection and preservation of the native plants of Virginia and their habitats, in order to sustain for generations to come the integrity of the Commonwealth’s rich natural heritage of ecosystems and biodiversity for purposes of enjoyment, enlightenment, sustainable use, and our own very survival.

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June Meeting of the Northern Neck Native Plant Society
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

June Meeting of the Northern Neck Native Plant Society

The Northern Neck Chapter (NNNPS) of the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) is delighted to host Rebecca Wilson, a long-time friend of the chapter, who will be “Telling the Story of Longleaf Pine Restoration in Virginia,” at noon on June 20 in the Parish Hall of the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) on Route 200 in Wicomico Church. 

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NNNPS February 2019 Field Trip!
Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

NNNPS February 2019 Field Trip!

We are going on a field trip! to the Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) on Thursday, February 21, 2019. This day trip will be in lieu of a program at our regular venue. The Chapter will sponsor the entry fee for members. There will be organized car/van pools so members (and guests) will need to register with Paula Boundy on email by February 15th at 8:00am:

paula.boundy@va.metrocast.net

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Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

NNNPS November Meeting

WE WILL HAVE A NOVEMBER MEETING on Thursday, November 15th at noon with a presentation by David Bryant, a Wildlife Biologist with a Co-Op program under the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Virginia State Game and Inland Fisheries Service and Virginia Tech. It will be about his grassland restoration work and the steep decline in birds and pollinators. It will be a very interesting program. We will also elect new officers for next year.

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NNNPS October Meeting
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

NNNPS October Meeting

The September meeting of the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will be held on Thursday, October 18th at noon at the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal), on Rte 2000 in Wicomico Church.  

Brian Barnes, Lancaster County’s Environmental Compliance Officer, will review the County’s efforts with environmental matters, emphasizing wetlands and invasive plants species and the Chesapeake Bay Act.

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NNNPS September Meeting
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

NNNPS September Meeting

Wetlands Preservation in Virginia by Kati Rubis, The Nature Conservancy

Free and open to the Public - the September meeting of the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will be held on Thursday, September 20th at noon at the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) on Route 200 in Wicomico Church.

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