2014 Annual General Meeting of NANPS
It's that time of year again! The North American Native Plant Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 15th in the Canada Room of the Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham, Ontario, Canada. Please find the itinerary below. We hope that you can join us.
12:00 to 12:30 Welcome! Sign in for door prizes. Refreshments.
12:30 to 2:00 Part One of the AGM which includes the President’s address by Cass Stabler, a Welcome by Deputy Mayor of Markham Jack Heath, Introductions to the Board of Directors, the NANPS Financial Report and Anouncement of the Garden and Founders' Conservation Awards.
2:00 Break with Refreshments, Plant Rentals, Networking, Question Cards etc.
2:30 to 4:15 Part Two of the AGM which includes a Discussion of Current NANPS Partnerships, Election of the Board of Directors, NANPS Garden, Founders' Conservation and Volunteer of the Year Award presentations, and a Discussion of Land Management at NANPS's two Conservation Properties, Concluding Remarks, and the announcement of the Door Prize Winners.
We hope to see you there!
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