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Annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture: 50 Years of Native Plant and Habitat Conservation in North Carolina: History and the Road Ahead

April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This program will be offered in a hybrid format, with a limited number of seats available in-person in the Reeves Auditorium, and streaming live via Zoom webinar. A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants a few days before the program.

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With Julie Moore, Botanist & Endangered Species Biologist; Retired US Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist; Chairman of the board of the NC Plant Conservation Program, and board member of the Southern Conservation Partners and the B.W. Wells Association

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM EST, followed by a reception
Location: Zoom webinar or in-person (masks required)
Fee: Free, preregistration required

Join Julie Moore as she takes us on a journey through the past 50 years of native plant and habitat conservation in North Carolina. She will share her firsthand experience with the early role of the North Carolina Botanical Garden in initiating a movement away from selling plants collected in the wild to growing native plants in nurseries and contributions of the UNC Herbarium to the knowledge of the flora of the Carolinas. She will describe the history and roles of numerous other North Carolina organizations in the conservation of the diverse and unique flora of North Carolina, including the NC Native Plant Society, the NC Natural Heritage Program, the NC Nature Conservancy, various land trusts, and the NC Plant Conservation Program. Julie will shine a light on ways we can all be effective advocates for the protection and use of our native plants.

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North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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(919) 962-0522
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