Spring 2016 Meeting in Hot Springs

ANPS Spring Meeting
April 22-24, 2016
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Everybody is welcome to attend!
Meeting registration is only $5 with no pre-registration required.
Registration will begin at 5:00PM on Friday, April 22.

Hotel: Comfort Suites, 320 Nash St., Hot Springs, AR 71913, Phone: (501) 624-3800
Thirty rooms (15 double queens and 15 kings) have been reserved at the reduced rate of $100.00 plus tax per night. Reservations must be received by April 1, 2016 (no fooling!) to guarantee the reduced rate. Be sure to mention that you are with the Arkansas Native Plant Society when making your reservation.

Meeting Location: Comfort Suites hotel, look for ANPS sign.

Dining Options: We will have a Pot Luck meal Friday evening. Bring a dish or just come and eat!

Field trips:

Note: For those wishing to meet trip leaders at the field trip sites, here are the details:

  • Middle Fork Barrens and Charlton Recreation Area
    • Meet the trip leaders on-site at 9am for the morning walks and 1:30pm for the afternoon walks
      • Click here for directions to Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area from the meeting hotel
      • Click here for directions to Charlton Recreation Area from the meeting hotel.
  • For all other field trips, please contact Virginia McDaniel (828) 545-2062 for details.
    • Dripping Springs and Ross Foundation are on private property so details can be sent to you directly.
    • South Fouche Botanical Area is tricky to find – it’s north of Hollis of highway 7, but please call/text Virginia for details on getting there by 9:00am on Sunday.
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
    • Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area
      • (AM only) – Eric Hunt
    • South Fourche Botanical Area
      • (AM only) – Virginia McDaniel
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens
    • Self guided any time Saturday or Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm, $15 entrance fee

You must sign up for all field trips except for Garvan Woodland Gardens on Friday evening to allow for adequate logistical planning.

Programs:

  • Friday 7:00PM
    • Katyi Ewing, Arkansas Highway Transportation Department (AHTD), who will speak on “AHTD’s Wildflower Programs
  • Saturday 7:00PM
    • Justin Thomas, Institute of Botanical Training, will present “Ecological Stability: What Wildflowers Crave

Silent Auction: The meeting will feature the Second Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser. Please have your contributions there by 6:00PM Friday. Bidding starts at 7:00PM!

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