Minnesota Native Plant Society’s purpose
(Abbreviated from the bylaws)
This organization is exclusively organized and operated for
educational and scientic purposes, including the following.
Conservation of all native plants.1.Continuing education of all members in the plant sciences.2.Education of the public regarding environmental protection of plant3.life.Encouragement of research and publications on plants native to4.Minnesota.
Study of legislation on Minnesota ora, vegetation, ecosytems.
Preservation of native plants, plant communities, and scientic and
6.natural areas.Cooperation in programs concerned with the ecology of natural7.resources and scenic features.Fellowship with all persons interested in native plants through8.
meetings, lectures, workshops, and eld trips.
MNNPS Boardof Directors
President: Scott Milburn
Vice President: Shirley MahKooyman,
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Treasurer: Ron and CathyHuber,
Secretary: Andrés Morantes,
Technical or membershipinquiries:
Minnesota Plant Press
Mississippi RiverBasin HealthyWatershedsInitiative planned
The USDA Natural ResourcesConservation Service is developinga new initiative in Minnesota and 11other states to help improve water quality and the health of relatednatural resources in the MississippiRiver Basin.The program will be concentratedin priority basin watersheds inArkansas, Kentucky, Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota,Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, andWisconsin. $320 million has beenallocated for the initiative. NRCS and its partners will work with producers in these prioritywatersheds to help them voluntarilyimplement conservation andmanagement practices which avoid,control, and trap nutrient runoff.They will use a conservation systemsapproach to control soil erosion,manage surface and drainage water,improve soil quality, and providewildlife habitat, thereby reducing the
MNNPS is on Facebook
by Michael Bourdaghs
The MNNPS can now be foundon Facebook. This is a socialnetworking website where users can
create their own prole page, join
networks of other users organized by interests, and communicate in avariety of ways.Have an announcement, want tostart a discussion, or share a great picture with other members? Youcan do all of these quickly and easilyon Facebook.
To nd the MNNPS Facebook
page, go to www.facebook.com andlog in. First time users will have tocreate a new account and personal page. Type “Minnesota Native PlantSociety” in the Search box, and thenclick the “Become a fan” link.amount of nitrogen and phosphorusreaching basin waters.The watersheds will be selectedin consultation with state technicalcommittees, using a consistentwatershed evaluation process.