Saturday March 3, 2018
Medford Leas, Medford

2018 Native Plant Society of NJ
Annual Meeting 

The Annual Meeting of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey will be held

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Medford Leas in Medford, Burlington County.
Medford Leas
One Medford Leas Way, Medford, NJ 08055

Our keynote speaker this year will be:

Dr. Stephen Yergeau 
Benefits to Water Quality Using Native Plants

Dr. Yergeau is a County Agent in Ocean & Atlantic Counties for Rutgers Cooperative Extension. He works with municipalities, farms, schools, residents, researchers, and non-profits developing programs and solutions to environmental issues affecting these coastal counties. Steve focuses on creating sustainable landscapes that help to improve soil health, conserve water, and reduce pollution from entering Barnegat Bay.

Steve received a B.S. in Biology from University of Massachusetts, an M.S. in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University. His presentation will be on the benefits to water quality using native plants.  

We will also be featuring:

Russell Juelg
"Trees of South Jersey: Marvelous Beauty and Diversity"

Russell is senior land steward for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, and has developed a trail system and educational programs for the Franklin Parker Preserve.

He has a BA degree in Religion-Studies from Texas Christian University. Past work experience includes three years as managing director of Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and 11 years as director of outreach at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. His favorite areas of research include Pine Barrens vegetation communities, field botany, and threatened and endangered species. 

Our president will also be presenting:

John Black

He will be presenting Arachnids! : While spiders are the not most cuddly creatures around our gardens, they are truly amazing and vitally important. His program will look at spiders from the lighter side; forget about the humdrum identification, he will discuss some of the fascinating and unique things that spiders can do and make the connection of why that matters to us two legged monsters.  

Registration starting 8:30 AM. 

We are going to change up the format this year to allow more time for networking, visiting our exhibitors and to give you more time for visiting Sticks and Twigs, our annual plant sale. We will start at 9:30 to hear from our Executive Committee and hold elections. Russell Juelg will speak at 10am and at 11:30 John Black will take the floor. We will break for lunch at approx 12:30. We will return to the auditorium for our keynote speaker, Dr Stephen Yergeau at 2:00. All times are approximate, this is the first time that we are doing things this way so we will adjust the times as we go along.  

The admission price for the conference will be $60.00 for non-members and $40.00 for current members. 

Current members can email me at for the member discount password. 

To purchase your ticket and register for this fantastic conference click here:



We also are going to announce the NPSNJ plant of the year! We have narrowed down the list to 5 species that YOU get to vote on. The species with the most votes will be announced after lunch and 5 lucky winners will be drawn from all of the votes cast. 

All 5 of our candidates are here: Read their profiles 
Viola sororia

Read their profiles

Don't forget that we will have the first native plant sale of the season with our Sticks and Twigs sale! 

Seating is limited at Medford Leas so be sure to register early! 

To purchase your ticket and register for this fantastic conference click here:

We look forward to seeing you there!