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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday Wildflower Walks with Ann Walter-Fromson and Lisa Lofland Gould

(9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. (see below for details))
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

(Bloodroot by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Join Ann Walter-Fromson and Lisa Lofland Gould for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April co-sponsored by the Triad Chapter of NCNPS, T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society, and Forsyth Audubon. We will visit watershed trails and area preserves along with three new locations in Forsyth County to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. Ann will lead the four walks in Guilford and Rockingham Counties and Lisa will lead the three walks in Forsyth County.

You’re welcome to join in for any or all of these walks. Wear sturdy walking shoes as trails may be muddy or slippery in places. You may want to bring binoculars (close-focus binoculars are particularly good for viewing small flowers), a walking stick, insect repellant, a wildflower field guide, a camera, water, and a snack. No pets, please.

The dates and locations for these wildflower walks are (click “Read More” for detailed descriptions):
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 14 -  Laurel Bluff Trail, Guilford County. Leader: Ann Walter-Fromson.
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 21 -  Salem Lake, Forsyth County. Leader: Lisa Gould.
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28 - Cascades Preserve, Guilford County. Leader: Ann Walter-Fromson.
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 4 -  Emily Allen Preserve, Forsyth County. Leader: Lisa Gould.
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 - Knight Brown Preserve, Rockingham County. Leader: Ann Walter-Fromson.
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 18 -  Richardson-Taylor Preserve, Guilford County. Leader: Ann Walter-Fromson.
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 - Black Walnut Bottoms, Bethania, Forsyth County. Leader: Lisa Gould.

Please “Read More” for meeting locations and other details. Also find details in the March Nature Notes on the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society website.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Shawn Gagne, 41, Environmental Entrepreneur

(7:00 p.m.--welcome early to say hello)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

Shawn Gagne helped plant more than 11,000 trees across 12 communities and 5 states in 2017.

Earning a Master’s degree in environmental science, with a focus on climate science, Shawn is in tune with today’s climate issues. As a scientist and an entrepreneur, Shawn believes that we can improve the environment by creating a market that reduces greenhouse gases by investing in trees in neighborhoods of US cities. “I immigrated to Greensboro in 2010 and went through a series of regional accelerator programs including Durham’s Groundwork Labs and Greensboro’s Launch program at the Collab. I am secure in the fact that Urban Offsets can stay in the Triad while we continue to expand nationally and internationally.”

Urban Offsets invented a process that essentially transforms the carbon market into a financial one. This includes understanding and grading the risk inherent in every offset, bundling different climate products together into so-called Sustainability Portfolios, and of course, funding neighborhood climate resiliency programs with every sale. One of the big advantages, Shawn says, with this new program is that it allows Urban Offsets to also track how much carbon dioxide (CO2) these new city trees remove from the air as they grow.  Urban Offsets manages the carbon credits created by those trees every year and plans to provide them to colleges and universities that are looking to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in the future.“The challenge for us has been turning trees into assets for cities. By doing what we do best, we’re meeting the needs of three different groups all seeking sustainability strategies that support their unique missions: corporations, municipalities, and higher ed.”

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Blue Ridge Chapter April Meeting

(7 - 9 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

The Blue Ridge Chapter invites you to our monthly meeting on April 11 in Boone. Brandy Belville from Elk Knob State Park will be speaking about Elk Knob and her favorite native plants on the mountain.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

2018 NCNPS Spring Trip April 27-29

Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

Mark your calendars and make your reservations NOW! We are excited about our upcoming Spring Outing, April 27-29, in the southern mountain town of Franklin, NC. Due to its small size, lodging for a group can be challenging so early reservations are suggested if you want to be close to fellow members. We have reserved a block of rooms with a great discount at the Comfort Inn (828-369-9200). The total cost per room, per night, is $88.60 ($77.70 plus tax), with breakfast included. When making reservations please ask for the group rate for NCNPS. This price will be good until March 22, 2018. After that, you will have to pay the full price.

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2018 Calendar
Spring Picnic and Annual Meeting June 2, 2018, Hagen Stone Park, Greensboro

Board Meeting dates:

March 24, 2018 - Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, Greensboro
May 19, 2018 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
August 18, 2018 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
November 10, 2018 - Charlotte, TBD

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM - Meeting Places TBD

Chapter Meetings and Events

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