Education Conservation Preservation
Annual Fall Meeting Coastal Plain Chapter, GNPS
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Save the Date
The fall meeting of the Coastal Plain Chapter, GNPS will be Sat., Nov. 12, at the Okefenokee Swamp Park, just south of Waycross. We will meet in-person at the OSP’s Cypress Cove Annex building, Covid levels permitting. Jimmy Lindsey, CPC Vice President, is working on event details. He will announce speakers and agenda items in the coming months.
Past Chapter Activities
Native Grasses Workshop
Saturday, October 2, 2021
9 AM – 3PM
The workshop will be held at Gaskins Forest Education Center in Alapaha, GA. The workshop will be presented by Richard Carter, VSU. It should be very useful for anyone doing understory restoration or prescribed burning, or those who just want to learn more about grasses. Register with Heather Brasell – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather permitting, we will conduct a morning field survey for grasses in a variety of habitats, with emphasis on their field identification and habitat associations After lunch we will work indoors surveying diagnostic features useful in identifying representative species of this large, widely distributed family Characteristics useful in distinguishing grasses from other graminoids, including sedges and rushes, will be discussed and observed. Other topics to be covered are identification of invasive grass species, recent changes in nomenclature of grasses, and recommendations on references and equipment useful in identifying grasses.
Register with Heather Brasell – email@example.com.
CPC Annual Meeting
Saturday November 6, 2021
9:00 – 12:00 pm
You are invited to join the online annual meeting of the Coastal Plain Chapter, Georgia
Native Plant Society.
- 9:00 a.m. Business meeting—CPC Pres. Heather Brasell (minutes, financials, 2022
slate of officers, proposed bylaw changes, and other documents sent prior
to the meeting)
- 10:00 a.m. Eamonn Leonard, Invasive Plants in the Urban Landscape &
How to Treat Them
- 10:30 a.m. Erin Cork, Wildlife Habitat Garden Ponds
- 11:00 a.m. Heather Brasell, Wetland Restoration
- 11:30 a.m. Katie Antczak, Virtual Nature Walk through the Okefenokee Swamp Park,
The full agenda and directions for accessing the Zoom event will be shared with CPC
members via email. Non-members email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions to access
Native Ferns Workshop
Saturday, August 7, 2021
9 AM – 3 PM
The workshop will be held on at Gaskins Forest Education Center in Alapaha, GA from 9 AM – 3 PM. In case of bad weather, the alternate date will be the following Saturday, August 14 Richard Carter, VSU, will lead the program. Register with Heather Brasell – email@example.com.
Weather permitting, we will conduct a morning field survey for ferns and lycophytes in a variety of habitats, with emphasis on their field identification and habitat associations. After lunch we will work indoors surveying diagnostic features useful in identification of a diverse array of ferns and lycophytes of Georgia, including life history, general aspects of classification, and some use of identification keys.
Gaskins Forest Education Center, 3359 Moore Sawmill Rd, Alapaha, GA
Great Georgia Pollinator Census
August 20-21, 2021
Join our statewide effort to count pollinators in the third annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census! Help count and learn about pollinator insects and the native plantscapes that sustain them. All ages are welcome! Participate in your own back yard or attend our FREE guided census event. Two locations: Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center in Midway and Gaskins Forest Educational Center in Alapaha. Contact (229) 420-1183 to complete registration. A brief training will begin around 10 AM, but participants may drop in anytime during the event count and record their observations.