2018 ANPS Spring Meeting Information

ANPS Spring Meeting 2018
April 13-15
Russellville, 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, April 13.

Due to the major outages at Arkansas Nuclear One we are reserving rooms for the meeting at two different hotels. The meeting will be a La Quinta Inn and Suites. The other hotel; Fairfield Marriott is just across the street from the LaQuinta.

Meeting Location:

LaQuinta Inn and Suites
111 East Harrell Drive
Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Hotel: Laquinta Inn and Suites

111 East Harrell Drive
Russellville, Arkansas 72802
479-967-2299
https://www.lq.com/en.html

Hotel: Fairfield Marriott

120 East Harrell Drive
Russellville, Arkansas 72802
479-967-9030

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/litrv-fairfield-inn-and-suites-russellville

There are 15 rooms available at each motel and we they have been reserved at the reduced rate of $99.00 plus tax per night. We recommend to try to make reservations at the La Quinta first before going to Fairfield so we can meet the minimum for a free conference room.

Reservations must be received by March 23, 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. Bring a dish or just come and eat! There are also many dining options in the Russellville areas near the hotel.

Field trips: Several field trips to local areas of top botanical interest will be scheduled for Saturday 8:00 AM-5:00PM and Sunday 8:00AM-12:00PM:

We will offer something for everybody, whether you want to take it slow and easy or something more vigorous. You must sign up for field trips on Friday evening to allow for adequate logistical planning.

Programs:

Friday 7:00PM Presentation: Jonathan Young, Field Project Manager Audubon Arkansas “Audubon Arkansas NATIVE (Native Agriculture to Invigorate Ecosystems) Project”

Saturday 7:00PM – Presentation: Steve Osborne, President of Friends of Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge “Restoring Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge with Native Grasses”

For complete and up-to-date details, go to http://www.anps.org or contact Donna Hanke at djhanke@centurylink.net or 479-967-5717