The NANPS Awards: Nominate Someone Today!
The NANPS Awards don’t have the prestige of the Oscars but we feel that they are more important as they recognize the contributions of individuals or groups to the study, conservation, cultivation or restoration of native plants or native plant habitat! Please consider nominating a worthy recipient for one of our awards by September 1.
The NANPS Founders Conservation Award recognizes an individual or groups' extraordinary contribution to the conservation, protection or restoration of the natural heritage/native flora of North America at the community, regional, provincial, national or continental level. The North American Native Plant Society recognizes that this can take many forms, and therefore accomplishments honoured may include or be related to associated fields such as art, science, education, photography, literature, politics, or cultivation.
The Richard Woolger Cultivation Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a special gift for propagation and restoration work, either as a professional or as a backyard gardener. It also salutes those who strive to spread local native plant genetics throughout their communities and acknowledges those who by way of landscaping endeavours are able to restore and support sustainable native plant habitats.
The NANPS Garden Award celebrates a member's project that best reflects NANPS's mandate to study, conserve, cultivate and restore North America's native flora. Gardens that mimic natural plant communities, offer a range of species and/or habitats, are aesthetically pleasing, and contain gardens of ethically sourced local genetic stock are particularly worthy of recognition.
Community Canoe Projects
What’s a Community Canoe Garden? NANPS has been working in conjunction with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park project and helping to convert old canoes into pollinator-friendly native plant gardens. NANPS has provided funding and plenty of volunteers to assist in the creation of the canoe planters. Community Canoe Gardens have been installed in a number of parks, school yards etc. The photographs below are from a planting that took place in July, 2014 in Toronto's Stanley Park.
Photos by Adam Mohamed of NANPS and Jode Roberts of the David Suzuki Foundation
Please consider supporting our efforts! Membership in the North American Native Plant Society is only $25 a year ($10 for students!). For your membership fees you will receive four issues of The Blazng Star, our e-newsletter The Local Scoop, members-only access to our seed exchange, and pre-order priveleges at our annual native plant sale. You will also support our other activities that include the preservation of our two conservation properties (Shining Tree Woods and Zinkan Island Cove), the Dr. Barbara Fallis Lecture Series, plant rescues, restoration projects, education materials as well as advocacy and promotion for the inclusion of native plants in green spaces.
You can join NANPS using our online membership form (use Visa, Mastercard or PayPal).
Thank you for your support! Peter Kelly, Executive Director
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NANPS special 48 page, colour 25th Anniversary Edition of NANPS newsletter, The Blazing Star, is still available.
Photo credit: Deb Chute