[Vision2020] Fw:Updates & Reminders--White Pine's & others

lfalen lfalen at turbonet.com
Fri Apr 17 17:59:53 PDT 2015

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Subject: Updates & Reminders--White Pine's & others
From: "Whitepine chapter INPS" <whitepine.chapter at gmail.com>
To: "White Pine Chapter" <whitepine.chapter at gmail.com>
Date: 04/18/15 02:52:42


Carpooling for Thursday 4/23 Dr. Lori Carris' morel program, at Gladish Community Center Gold Room, Pullman:  Meet at Tri-State parking lot, Moscow, at 6:30pm.  There will be at least 2 seats available for those needing rides.

Sunday, April 26, noon-early evening:  Be a part of the fun and informative University of Idaho Systematic Botany class trip! INPS-White Pine is invited to enjoy spring blooms in diverse habitats, and get pointers on identifying plants of forest and Palouse grassland.
Leader:  Pam Brunsfeld, UI Systematic Botany Instructor
Location:  Skyline Drive, McCroskey State Park, Idaho.  Meet at noon in Moscow Rosauers parking lot, where we will carpool and caravan to McCroskey.  Bring water & snacks, field guides, and a windproof-rain resistant jacket.  It can be windy and cold on exposed slopes.
Celebrate Idaho's "Native Plant Appreciation Week" April 26-May 2, 2015
Please supportyour comprehensive (locally and beyond) native plant group-Idaho Native Plant Society, White Pine Chapter.  Our Small Grants group has been working on guidelines for offering one or more grants, which will largely depend on income from previous White Pine Annual Native Plant Sales.  Expect more information on the grants program soon!
You can join/renew your membership at INPS's low continuing prices at http://www.whitepineinps.org/WPjoin.html.

Please also assist our  4th annual Native Plant Sale  (Saturday May 16, 9am-noon; setup Friday afternoon May 15) and purchase wonderful plants for your landscapes!  Contact Pamela Pavek for the latest info, and to help out: 
plspavek at gmail.com

For information on selecting local native plants for your needs, these links found on the INPS-White Pine website may be helpful:


Note:  White Pine cannot offer all of the above plants at our sales!
A list of available plants will be posted on the website shortly before the Sale.

Your participation in planning, publicity, and supporting the event will help this and future sales!

Weekend, July 10-13, 2015, Idaho and Wyoming Native Plant Societies Joint Annual Meeting. Driggs, Idaho
A chance to mingle, socialize, botanize and explore one of the world's most beautiful alpine areas while doing so. There will be five field trips each day, plus an optional all-day auto tour on Monday. The trips will range from valley riparian areas to high alpine ridges, from easy walks to arduous all-day hikes. Group sizes will be kept as small as possible to maximize the interface with our botany experts. Full description (and registration form) will be in Sage Notes (March issue out soon) and on the INPS Website 2015 INPS Annual Meeting. Plan to attend! Register soon!
Related organizations' Events:
Friday & Saturday, April 24-25:  Climate Forum:  "Building a Resilient Palouse in the Age of Climate Change"  Speakers, film, discussions, students' poster event
Location:  1912 Center, 3rd & Van Buren, Moscow, ID
Sponsor:  Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition  (PESC)
Friday April 24, 7-9 pm:  "The Science of Climate Change, Future Projections, & The Global Response"-Tom Bitterwolf, UI nationally-honored Professor, Chemistry
Saturday April 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
9:30-11:30  Movie-"Cosmos 2014: The World Set Free", followed by discussion
11:30-12:30  Poster Sessions: K-12 & University Students             Lunch
12:30-1:30   "Poop & Puddle: Redeeming the Land through Local Agriculture" (adults & kids)-Pam Holloway, RN, MS-Tourmaline Farms
1:30-2:30    "Alternative Energies: An Interactive Discussion on Geothermal, Wind, Solar & Personal Power"-Michael Jennings, UI Associate Professor, Environmental & ecological science, Geography
There is no cost for the Climate Forum.  Donations are welcome.
Sunday, May 31, 1:30 pm:  Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition'sguided Wildflower Hike on Paradise Ridge.  (Limited to PRDC members) PRDC gathers information and urges action regarding the upcoming Federal Hwy Admin decision on which route to select for U.S. 95, south of Moscow.  The "E-2" Alternative favored by Idaho Transportation Dept (ITD) would jeopardize the largest remaining remnant of endangered Palouse Prairie.  This area on regional landmark Paradise Ridge has easily-damaged soils as well as sensitive plants, so visits there can only be infrequent, and by special arrangement.  Regarding INPS-White Pine:  our statewide INPS president wrote a letter to ITD requesting that it utilize experts' findings and therefore not choose the E-2 route over Paradise Ridge. 

Contact marysteve at palouse.net or diauladell43 at yahoo.com to learn more about PRDC or to become a member.  Please note that PRDC website information regarding a May 19 trip refers to 2014.

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