The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is offering a grant to aid individuals in the study of wild plants and their habitats. To qualify you must be an educator, a member of a Rhode Island botanical or environmental association or a student in a field related to botany or environmental studies.
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Read or listen to the WBUR News report on the efforts of New England Wildflower Society to conserve rare plants in New England.
Much thanks is due! Saturday June 3rd was a beautiful day to hold our Best Native Plant Sale in RI. The plants looked good and were picked up quickly by the many customers who came to purchase shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. The Early Native Plant Sale in May, featuring early bloomers and spring ephemerals was […]
In her recent article in EcoRI, Welcome to the Native Jungle, Where Local Birds and Bees Thrive, RIWPS member Anne Raver, writes about why she chooses to plant natives. Anne, a Warren, R.I., resident, is and longtime gardener, has written about landscape and the environment for more than 30 years.
Michael Dirr, highly acknowledged expert on woody plants, will be delivering the keynote lecture, In Praise of Noble Trees, for Newport Arboretum Week. In addition to his widely known reference texts, Manual of Woody Landscapes Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses, Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs – An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Dirr’s Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: […]
The RIWPS March 25 Annual meeting was a time for awards. Annual Volunteer awards were given to Linda McDaniel and Pat Cahalan. Linda was recognised with the Volunteer of the Year Award for her work as co-chair of the 2016 Plant Sales Committee and her work in Seed Starters East. RIWPS is delighted that she is […]
At the January General Meeting, January 21, 2017. President Dick Fisher presented the details of the newly adopted Strategic Plan. This plan calls for an ever increasing focus on offering Rhode Island native plants at our plant sales, building on our educational offerings, assessing growth opportunities for Seed Starters, focusing conservation activities on education and […]
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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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