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)

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - Birds, Bugs and Blooms Walk - August 2020
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Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - Seed Collection Day at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens
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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - Walk in Jamestown with Marie Poteat (RSVP)
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Sunday, October 11, 2020 - Field Trip: Longleaf Pine Communities of the Sandhills
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2020 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

May 9 - Online
August 8 TBD
November 14 TBD

June 6 - Annual Members Picnic - Cancelled

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.

Become a member.