Code of Ethics

Plant Rescuer's Code of Ethics

I will respect both private and public property and will do no collection on privately owned land without the owner's permission.

I will, to the best of my ability, ascertain boundary lines of property on which I plan to collect.

I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind - fences, signs, buildings, etc.

I will leave all gates as found.

I will discard no burning material (matches, cigarettes, etc.)

I will fill all excavation holes that may be dangerous to livestock or people.

I will cause no willful damage to collecting material and will take home only what I can reasonably use.

I will leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found.

I will cooperate with field trip leaders and those in designated authority in all collecting areas.

I will report to North Carolina Native Plant Society officers any plants on public lands that should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations for public educational and scientific purposes.

I will observe the Golden Rule, will use good outdoor manners, and will at all times conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and public image of North Carolina Native Plant Society everywhere.