The SCPCA will have a membership meeting January 23, 10:00-3:00 at Riverbanks Botanical Garden.
Many thanks to Andy Cabe and Riverbanks for hosting this meeting!
Here’s a link to a doodle poll to RSVP for the Membership Meeting. It would help to have an idea of how many people are coming.
If you know people who are interested in participating, please invite them!
Lunch: Bring your own. We hope this will facilitate productive (and fun!) discussions during the lunch hour.
Snacks: Coffee will be provided. Contributions to a snack table are welcome!
Proposed meeting agenda – subject to change as we see who is coming
10:00 Introduction to SCPCA – Amy
formed to provide boots on the ground to help prevent plant extinctions, website – please contribute!, what other state PCAs are doing: Amy
10:15 – 12:00 Species reports
American chaffseed 5-year review – April
Smooth coneflower: David White
May-white azalea: Charlie Horn
(These should be short, about 10 minutes each, depending on how many species leads can talk – regardless, we should end for lunch promptly at noon)
Possibly we can conclude with a short discussion of future 2018 projects and needs.
Brown-bag lunch at facility or on patio (if it’s not freezing, and who knows what the weather will be!)
1:00 Group Discussion: Species leads: what should they do?
Plus: what other projects might we want to take on, monitoring/surveying/safeguarding needs, plus FUNDING!!!
2:00-3:00 Education on Plant Conservation
2:00 T&E Rare Species Propagation and Enhancement Best Practices – Patrick
2:20 Population Monitoring Projects and Protocols – Robin
2:40 Sharing and Maintenance of Conservation Data – Biotics (Status) – Kathy and Herrick
NB: or something like this; speakers and topics subject to change.
3:00 Meeting adjourns