What's New

(last update, 14 November 2018)

We’re in need of at least two people to volunteer to help plan our Spring and Fall outings.  Our Program Committee Chair position is currently vacant and we really do need folks to help us start planning in earnest for our Spring Outing.  While we don’t have a date nailed down, we do have ideas for locations.  The Program Committee will help us organize the hikes and hike leaders - and we’ll also want someone to help us coordinate the ever-popular Native Plant Auction. 

Do you have accounting and/or bookkeeping experience?  Our current Treasurer took on the job on a “temporary” basis over a year ago and we’d like to help her ease out of the job.  We’re looking for a Treasurer and Bookkeeper to manage our financial matters, including our Grants and Scholarships funds which are an important part of our mission.  We use Quickbooks as our accounting software so knowledge of that would be helpful but not required.

Contact your local Chapter Chair or one of the Board members for more information on either of these two opportunities.

Upcoming Events

(from the schedule)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 5th Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and Seed/Plant/Book Swap
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Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - Adam Webb—Starting a Native Garden
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Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - Alan Weakley—North Carolina’s Diverse Flora – Discoveries, Conservation, and Identification
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - Cullowhee Native Plant Conference 2020
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2019 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

February 16 Library, Salisbury
May 18 Library, Asheboro
August 17 Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, Greensboro
November 16 Mooresville Public Library, Selma Burke Room, 304 S Main St. Mooresville, NC 28115 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - Note Time Change for this meeting only.

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM -

Who We Are

Formed in 1951 as the NC Wild Flower Preservation Society, 2004 marked the change to our current name. As a result of this modification, our name now more closely reflects our purpose to promote enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina's native plants and their habitats through education, protection, propagation, and advocacy. We aim to fulfill our purpose through our various programs and activities.

What We Do

We rescue native plants from encroaching construction. We applaud people who create native plant habitats.

We provide a listing service to speakers, making native plant related presentations available to the public. We sponsor various programs for both the community and college students, supporting research and stewardship activities which promote native plants.

We write letters to key officials stating our position on certain important issues, making those drafts available for the start of your own correspondence.

We gather for field trips, plant & seed exchanges & auctions, picnics, and other events. Outings are also organized locally throughout the state by our chapters.

We promote responsible landscaping practices. We grow native plants. We buy nursery propagated plant material and leave the wild plants in the wild. We conserve and protect native plants and natural area habitats. We avoid invasive exotic plants.

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