Utah Native Plant Society
Co-Presidents: Bill Gray (Salt Lake Co)and Bill King (Salt Lake Co)Treasurer: Charlene Homan (Salt LakeCo)Secretary: Mindy Wheeler (SummitCo)Board Chair: Larry Meyer (Salt LakeCo)UNPS Board: Walter Fertig (Kane Co),Robert Fitts (Utah Co), Susan Fitts(Utah Co), Marie Griffiths (Salt LakeCo), Ty Harrison (Salt Lake Co), CelesteKennard (Utah Co), Kipp Lee (Salt LakeCo), Margaret Malm (Washington Co),Therese Meyer (Salt Lake Co), Jeff Mitchell (Utah Co), Leila Shultz (CacheCo), Maria Ulloa (Sevier Co), Dave Wal-lace (Cache Co), Maggie Wolf (Salt LakeCo), Loreen Woolstenhulme (Utah Co).
Communications: Larry MeyerConservation: Bill King and Tony FratesEducation: Ty HarrisonHorticulture: Maggie Wolf Invasive Weeds: Susan (Garvin) FittsRare Plants: Walter Fertig
Chapters and Chapter Presidents
Cache: Steve RippleEscalante (Garfield Co): Allysia AngusFremont (Richfield area): Ron ParsonsManzanita (Kane Co): Walter FertigMountain (Summit Co): Mindy WheelerPrice (Carbon Co): Mike HubbardSalt Lake: Kipp LeeSouthern (Washington Co): MargaretMalmUtah Valley (Utah Co): Celeste Ken-nard Website: For late-breaking news, theUNPS store, the Sego Lily archives,Chapter events, links to other websites(including sources of native plants andthe digital Utah Rare Plant FieldGuide), and more, go to unps.org.
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For more information on UNPS:Contact Bill King (582-0432) or SusanFitts (356-5108), or write to UNPS, POBox 520041, Salt Lake City, UT, 84152-0041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
tive talk on the early years of UNPS at the annual Utah RarePlant Conference and was pre-
sented with the Society’s Lifetime
Achievement Award for his out-standing work (see May issue of
or http://www. unps.org/PAGES/news#atwood).
In recent years we have cycledamong the three population cen-ters of Utah Valley, Salt Lake, andCache Valley, and it is the Salt
Lake Chapter’s turn to host the
2008 meeting. This being our30th anniversary, we hope that asmany people as possible will makea special effort to attend: we will
do our best to arrange ―home stay‖
accommodations for anyone trav-eling from out of the area.Our venue is the SugarhouseGarden Center, 1602 East 2100South, Salt Lake City which hasgood meeting rooms and a largekitchen for heating and preparingfood. Arrive any time from 5:30PM to socialize and help get thingsset up. We expect to start eating
Editor: Walter Fertig(email@example.com). The deadline forthe January 2009
is 15 De-cember 2008.Copyright 2008 Utah Native PlantSociety. All Rights ReservedThe
is a publication of theUtah Native Plant Society, a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization dedicatedto conserving and promoting steward-ship of our native plants. Use of con-tent material is encouraged but re-quires permission (except where ex-empted by statute) and must be cor-rectly credited and cited. Articles,photographs and illustrations submit-ted to us remain the property of thesubmitting individuals or organiza-tions. Submit permission requests firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage read-ers to submit articles for potentialpublication. By submitting an article,an implicit license is granted to printthe article in the newsletter or otherUNPS publications for reprint withoutpermission (in print and electronicmedia). When submitting an article,please indicate whether it has beenpreviously published or submitted forconsideration to other publications
UNPS Annual Members Meet-ing
Friday, November 7,2008
: Each year UNPS holds anannual members meeting whichhas traditionally included three
main elements: a ―New World Pot-luck‖ lunch or supper featuring
foods native to the Americas(classics include turkey, potatoes,tomatoes, yams, blueberries); afeatured speaker who has some-thing important to say about na-tive plants and UNPS; a brief busi-ness meeting at which the mem- bers elect a Board of Directors forthe following year.Our speaker for this special oc-casion will be Dr. Duane Atwood.Duane was one of the foundingmembers of UNPS and its firstPresident. Over the years he hasmade many contributions to our
understanding of Utah’s plants
and worked on their behalf. Ear-lier this year he gave a retrospec- between 6:15 and 6:30.To reach Sugarhouse Park fromnorth or south, take the eastboundI-80 exit from I-15, and exit againat 1300 East (about 2 miles). Pro-ceed north by Sugarhouse Park,turn right on 2100 South. TheGarden Center is located in theextreme northeast corner of thepark with its own parking lot (notaccessible from Sugarhouse Park).For more details or questions,please email or call Bill Gray (email@example.com, 801-532-3486). -
Escalante (Garfield Co.):
TheEscalante Chapter has been busy through the summer and fall tend-
ing Escalante’s Main Street land-
scaping and having a Native Planttable at the annual Escalante Can- yons Art Festival. The Octobermeeting featured a lively presenta-tion from Theresa Overfield dis-