Friday, April 27, 2018
2018 NCNPS Spring Trip April 27-29Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society
Mark your calendars and make your reservations NOW! We are excited about our upcoming Spring Outing, April 27-29, in the southern mountain town of Franklin, NC. Due to its small size, lodging for a group can be challenging so early reservations are suggested if you want to be close to fellow members. We have reserved a block of rooms with a great discount at the Comfort Inn (828-369-9200). The total cost per room, per night, is $88.60 ($77.70 plus tax), with breakfast included. When making reservations please ask for the group rate for NCNPS. This price will be good until March 22, 2018. After that, you will have to pay the full price.
We will open the event registration in mid February and you will be notified by email when it opens.
During that weekend, NCNPS will hold all meetings, lectures and a silent plant auction led by Mark Rose in Tartan Hall at the historic First Presbyterian Church. There will be a Friday afternoon hike for those arriving early, hikes Saturday morning and afternoon, and half day hikes on Sunday morning.
Plans are still forming, but we will Gary Kauffmann will be the speaker on Friday night giving an overview of the Franklin area, and Brent Martin will be the speaker on Saturday night telling us of William Bartram’s journeys in this area. Hike leaders will be Gary Kauffmann, Brent Martin, Larry Mellichamp, Mark Rose, Dan Pitillo, and others. Not all the hikes are finalized, but we will go the Rufus Morgan Trial, Dan Pitillo’s native plant hillside, Blue Valley, a section of the Bartram Trail, and more!
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