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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 – heather.brasell@gnps.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 – heather.brasell@gnps.org.


CPC Annual Meeting 

Saturday November 6, 2021 

9:00 – 12:00 pm

Zoom Event

You are invited to join the online annual meeting of the Coastal Plain Chapter, Georgia
Native Plant Society.

Agenda:

  • 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,
    Waycross, GA

The full agenda and directions for accessing the Zoom event will be shared with CPC
members via email. Non-members email cpcgnps@gmail.com for directions to access
the meeting.


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 – heather.brasell@gnps.org.

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.

10 AM – 2 PM Friday and Saturday
Gaskins Forest Education Center, 3359 Moore Sawmill Rd, Alapaha, GA
Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, 189 Charlie Butler Rd, Midway, Georgia


CPC Spring Meeting / Miniconference

Tuesday March 16, 2021, 10 a.m. to noon.

Co-sponsored by Georgia Native Plant Society

Join us for our first virtual CPC miniconference. We will start with a brief business session; then, based on feedback from our successful annual meeting, we will have two short presentations:

• Session 1: Heather Brasell – Using Native Plants for Hedges

• Session 2: Greg Lewis – Converting Pasture to Native Plant Meadow

These presentations will be followed by plenty of time for you to interact, ask questions, and tell us about similar practices you use. This will be an opportunity for members to share the wealth of their knowledge and experience.

If you would like to register for this event to obtain a zoom link contact maryalice.applegate@gnps.org.


Saturday, November 7, 2020

COASTAL PLAIN CHAPTER

Georgia Native Plant Society

ANNUAL MEETING

Online annual meeting, set for Saturday, Nov. 7, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. We will be using the Google Meet platform.
AGENDA

9:00 a.m. Business meeting—CPC President Heather Brasell.

9:30 a.m. Community Projects:
• Crooked River State Park – Gail Farley
• Fulwood Park Pollinator Garden – Karan Rawlins
• Len Lastinger Elementary School Pollinator Gardens– Marilynne Marshall

10:00 a.m. CPC “How to Do it”
• Improving acceptance of pollinator gardens through design – Greg Huber
• Propagating native plants – Amy Heidt
• Plant rescue strategies – Erin Cork

10:30 a.m. Virtual field trip to Cay Creek Wetland Interpretive Center – Eamonn Leonard, DNR

The full agenda and directions for accessing the Google Meet event will be shared with CPC members via email. Non-members email cpcgnps@gmail.com for directions to access the meeting.