By Ken Bridle
Calling on all Native Plant Society Members! There are awards for Native Plant Society members and non-members. We depend on you to nominate people for awards. Now is the time to make your nominations for NCNPS Awards to be given out at the 2023 annual meeting next June.
Together our 1000-plus members surely know some deserving people or businesses that: Promote Native Plants, Excel at Native Plant Landscape Design, or Advance the Knowledge of Native Plants.
Awards for NCNPS members include Service to the Society, Environmental Education, Excellence in Botany or Horticulture, and Natural Resource Conservation and Advocacy.
Put your thinking cap on and let’s give the Awards Committee a bunch of suggestions to choose from. Go to the Awards Program page on the Native Plant Society website for details.
Now is the time to write a letter of nomination for someone deserving and show them we care about what they are doing for the benefit of native plants.
Ken Bridle, Ph.D. is a past and current president of the North Carolina Native Plant Society and a former conservation advisor to Piedmont Land Conservancy where he was active for nearly 30 years. In his professional career and on behalf of other organizations including the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee, his conservation research and restoration projects encompass watershed assessments, wetland delineations, and rare plant and animal surveys in North Carolina and the greater southeast. He is a frequent leader of hikes and nature walks and a speaker on local conservation issues.