January 2021 Events 

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The order of the chapters is from north to south

Sussex Chapter North Chapter Bergen Passaic Chapter Highland Park Chapter Essex Chapter Union Chapter Hunterdon Chapter West Central Chapter Rancocas Nature Center Chapter Jersey Shore Chapter Delaware Bayshores Chapter Southeast Chapter Other Events


Wednesday January 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM
"Winter Botany 101"
Joe Alvarez
Delaware-Bay Chapter

Registration now Available

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Questions- email: president@npsnj.org

Winter is a fantastic time to study woody plants. When the camouflage of leaves disappears the true silhouette of a plant is revealed. If you enjoy winter hikes and wondered what you see along the way, then join us for the basics on winter botany. Through examination some simple keys and field guides you can learn to appreciate and identify the bark, buds, shape and habitat characteristics of many of the local trees and woody plant species.  

Joe AlvarezJoe has a BS Biology Degree with a minor in Environmental Science from Stockton University. Joe is currently a professor at Rowan College of South Jersey, Cumberland Campus Ag-Hort Program and a Co-Chair of the Hort-Aide Committee for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 2021Philadelphia Flower Show.

With over 40 years experience with the landscape and nursery industry, Joe is a former president of the Native Plant Society of NJ and Master Gardener Instructor and former Agricultural Program Assistant for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County.

With over fourteen years experience as an educator, he is currently a lecturer for the Cape May County Library's Adult Education Series on Horticulture and Gardening. Combining experience as a beekeeper and a horticulturalist gives him a unique perspective when it comes to pollinators forage sources for both native and ornamental species. 


Sussex Chapter

To be announced

Our Sussex Chapter meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. The location is the Sussex-Wantage Library, 69 Route 639, Wantage NJ 07461.

Chapter leaders: Cynthia Rauth & April Fisher

For more information contact Cynthia sussex@npsnj.org

Meet our chapter- Sussex chapter


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North Chapter

Monthly Meeting:

We are looking for someone to be a chapter leader

For more information contact north@npsnj.org

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Bergen Passaic Chapter

MEETING: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m
"Fungi and Lichens: Lich-en the Fungus Among Us."
Jen Bulava, Lead Park Naturalist for the Burlington County Park System

This is an overview of the important roles that lichens and fungi play in the environment. Jen will describe the three main types of fungi, focusing on mycorrhizal associations with plants. Discover the many ways that people and animals use lichens. Gain a better appreciation of the beneficial and amazing relationships within the fungi kingdom.

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NJ Do not plant list: https://www.fohvos.info/invasive-species-strike-team/info-center/

All chapter meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of the month from September to June, after Covid19, at the Headquarters of the NY-NJ Trail Conference. All meetings start at 7:30 PM

Trail Conference headquarters (the Schoolhouse) is located on Route 202, 600 Ramapo Valley Road, in Mahwah, just north of Ramapo Valley County Reservation and opposite the turnoff for Darlington Road. The parking lot is small. 

We now have permission to park in Ramapo College South Lot, which is lighted. There is a sidewalk all the way to the Trail Conference Building. It is a little farther than the Reservation lot, but has easier footing, and better lighting. 

Overflow parking is also available next door at the Ramapo County Reservation, with a short walk through the woods. This parking and trail are NOT lighted, so attendees should bring a flashlight, carpool, or arrive early to park near the building. The path from the reserve parking lot to the trail center begins just to the left of the "do not enter" sign. 


Co-leaders are Tom Bender, Diane L VanKempen, and Elaine Silverstein.

They can be reached at:bergenpassaic@npsnj.org


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Highland Park Chapter

To be announced


Our meetings are held at the Eugene Young Environmental Education Center, 20 River Road at 7:30pm. click here for a map

For more information contact Mary and Belinda at highlandpark@npsnj.org.

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Essex Chapter

Native Plant Society of NJ - Essex Chapter
Upcoming Events
All Free & Open to the Public  


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The Essex County Chapter began in January 2019 and is sponsoring tables at plant sales, open garden tours, gardening workshops, and native plant/seed exchanges. 

The co-leaders are Deb Ellis and Alice van Straalen.  If you have questions or would like to be involved, please email the chapter at essex@npsnj.org.

Meet our chapter- Essex chapter


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Union Chapter

To be announced

For more information contact Michael Brennan at union@npsnj.org.

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Hunterdon Chapter

Month Meeting:

Tuesday, ----, 2020 at 7:00 PM
North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library
65 Halstead Street, Clinton

Speaker: TBD 
Topic: TBD


Everyone is invited - you do not have to be a Hunterdon resident. Share this information with any others who may be interested. The program is free. All our meetings will be at the North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library, 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, and at 7:00 unless noted otherwise.   No meetings in July, August and December.

More information: hunterdon@npsnj.org

Chapter contacts are Susan Haake and Dawn Pogosaew: hunterdon@npsnj.org

Find out how this chapter has been supporting native plants: About Hunterdon Chapter


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West Central Chapter

We are looking for someone to be a chapter leader

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Rancocas Nature Center Chapter

Month Meeting:

Wednesday ----- @ 7pm
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Mount Holly Road, Westhampton NJ

Michael Jacob
Chapter Leader
Rancocas Nature Center Chapter, NPSNJ  

For more information contact rancocas@npsnj.org.

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Jersey Shore Chapter


We look forward to seeing you at our meetings!

Dear Jersey Shore Chapter members and native plant enthusiasts, as a reminder, the Jersey Shore Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.

Jersey Shore Chapter Co-leaders,
Karen Walzer, Pam Almeida and Becky Laboy

For more information: email:jerseyshore@npsnj.org


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Delaware Bayshores Chapter

Delaware Bayshore Chapter Meeting
Monday Night---- 2020 from 7 PM-8:30 PM

Next on the Guest Speaker Series


Don't Forget!

Our yearly meetings are held on the first Monday of the month from September 2020 thru June 2021 except for holidays (they will be the following Monday). 

Hope to see you soon,
Karla, Julie, and Joe  delbaynps5@gmail.com

For more information:email:debayshores@npsnj.org


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Southeast Chapter

We are excited about our local NPSNJ chapter that serves native plant enthusiasts in Atlantic County and Cape May County as well as anyone from areas west or north who would like to join us. We hold eight evening meetings a year on the 3rd Monday of the month (September, October, November, February, March, April, May, and June).

Meeting of Southeast Chapter of the Native Plant Society of NJ::

7 p.m. Monday,-----, 2020:

We meet eight times a year, at Stockton University at 7 pm, on the third Monday of September, October, November, February, March, April, May, and June.  

For more information, contact Jesse Connor at email:  southeast@npsnj.org

Jesse Connor, Jack Connor, Barbara Fiedler, and Steve Fiedler

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Other Announcements

To be announced

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