2018 ANPS Fall Meeting Information

ANPS Fall Meeting 2018
October 12-14
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Everybody is welcome to attend! Meeting registration is only $10 with no pre-registration required. Registration will begin at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 12.

MEETING LOCATION
River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72916
http://www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com

HOTEL LOCATION
Holiday Inn Express Fort Smith Executive Park
6813 Phoenix Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 452-7500
www.hiexpress.com/fortsmithar

We have reserved 25 rooms (12 two queen rooms and 13 king rooms) at the reduced rate of $89.99 plus tax per night. Reservations must be received by August 31, 2018 to guarantee the reduced rate. Be sure to mention that you are with the Arkansas Native Plant Society when making your reservation. Individuals are responsible for their own room and tax.

DINING OPTIONS
We will have a potluck meal Friday and Saturday evenings at the Nature Center. Bring a dish or just come and eat! There are also several dining options in the Fort Smith area near the hotel.

EVENING PROGRAMS – at the River Valley Nature Center

Friday
7:00 p.m. – Our Annual NATIVE PLANT AUCTION! Bring your native plants, books, homemade jelly, jewelry, or plant art for the auction. Proceeds from the auction support ANPS scholarships, research grants, and small grants programs.

Saturday
6:00 p.m. – Membership Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Evening Program (speakers TBD)


FIELD TRIPS
Several field trips to local areas of top botanical interest are scheduled for Saturday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday morning field trips will leave from the hotel at 8:30. Saturday afternoon field trips will meet at the trip locations at 2:00 p.m. You must sign up for field trips on Friday evening to allow for adequate logistical planning. We advise bringing sunscreen, water, and bug spray for ticks, chiggers, and mosquitoes!

We are currently working on field trip locations and organizing trip leaders, so stay tuned to https://anps.org/2018-anps-fall-meeting-information/ for full details!


QUESTIONS?
Please contact Jennifer Ogle at ranunculus73@gmail.com or Donna Hanke at djhanke@centurylink.net.

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