Peter has written: “While most people have a negative view of spontaneous urban plants, they are actually performing many of the same ecological functions that native species perform in nonurban areas. ..absorbing excess nutrients that accumulate in wetlands; reducing heat buildup in heavily paved areas; controlling erosion along rivers and streams; mitigating soil, water, and […]
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Entries by Mary
So many thanks. Best Native Plant Sale in RI on June 8 enjoyed perfect weather, good looking plants and enthusiastic seekers of native plants.
On Monday May, RIWPS volunteer Sandra Thompson lauded a number of reason to attend this event. She highlighted a few of the thousands of plants that await you at East Farm on Saturday June 8.
It was a perfect day the for first walk in our new walk series open to out members. We botanized along the Ben Utter Trail, which winds along the Wood River in the Arcadia forest in Exeter, RI.
SEJAL LANTERMAN, NBC 10 PLANT PRO, interviews veteran RIWPS member Sally Johnson at her home in Riverside for a two part series on native plants.
Much thanks to Seed Starters West for shepherding our EARLY NATIVE PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 11, 2019 along with work of Seed Starters East and so many others who volunteered their talents, time or who donated plants.
RIWPS volunteer Becky Settje has been generously sharing her passion about plants and nature with children for much of her life. Her most recent involvement has been through the walks and programs that she has offered through RIWPS.
At the Annual Meeting on March 30 RIWPS celebrated this years volunteer award winners. A quick look at our Lifetime Volunteers, Marnie Lacoulture & Carolyn Curtis and our Volunteers of the Year, Peggy Buttenbaum & Pat Foley.
On March 16, Amy Bartlett Wright led a class in Botanical Illustration in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Entwined: Botany, Art and the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat at the John Hay Library, Brown University. Take a look!
Winter is a great time to be outside with Becky Settje RWIPS Family walk leader. On February 20, Becky Settje organized a nature walk and activities for families at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge for Bridgepointe Christian Church, East Providence.
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The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats. Contributions and dues in excess of $5 (for annual Bulletin subscription) are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
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