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NPSNJ Fall Conference will be held:
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are working hard with the Raritan Valley Community College Department of Biology and Environmental Science to set up the Fall Meeting.
Raritan Valley Community College
Main Campus, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ
campus map

The list of speakers and vendors is still evolving and of course, fall is the time for planting, and so there will be a native plant sale and a native plant seed swap.

Please start collecting seed. We especially need seeds from south Jersey: asters, gentians, woody plants, and violets.

Members in good standing will be sent a password and a chance for early registration once the details have been set.

More details will be coming soon. Check back frequently.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday, August 27th, 2017 ----- 11 AM to 5PM ---- Rain or Shine
Rancocas Nature Center and Pestival Sponsor
The Native Plant Society of NJ
presents

New England aster & Monarch ButterflyBringing Nature Home
Festival

Presenting noted entomologist and author

Dr. Doug Tallamy

Brief Talk - Open Discussion - Book Signing - Q&A
For more information: FLYER 

Big Win for Native Plants

GREAT NEWS FOR THE NATIVE PLANT COMMUNITY!!!

Quoting from the Save Barnegat Bay Press Release:

"In a first-in-the-nation victory for Barnegat Bay and water bodies throughout New Jersey, a bill requiring three major statewide transportation agencies to use only native plants when they do landscaping and other plantings was signed into law on May 1, 2017 by Governor Christie."

To see the Press Release in its entirety, see http://www.savebarnegatbay.org/first-in-nation-native-plant-bill-becomes-law/.



Find out everything there is to know about the native flora of New Jersey, learn from the experts on native plants, get the latest on interesting activities near you, or join one of the many opportunities to participate in the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.

We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.