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Summer Grasses and Wildflowers with Marion Lobstein
A Field Trip with VNPS Potowmack Chapter
VNPS programs are free and open to the public,
but registration for field trips is required due to limited space. Details and starting point for the walk will be sent to registered participants
Join Marion and the Potowmack Chapter on an easy walk at the Manassas Battlefield, a rich repository of both cultural and botanical significance. Marion's expertise and long-standing experience with this site will deepen our own knowledge and appreciation of the native grasses and wildflowers there.
Please be prepared for a typical summer day by bringing water, hats, sunscreen, and tick protection. We will start at 9:00 am sharp to get in as much botanizing as possible before the heat of the day sets in!
Be forewarned that there is only parking for a dozen cars so ask us if you can ride-share and we will help.
There are no rest facilities at the parking lot or the walk site.
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Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter
The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) was founded in 1982 as The Virginia Wildflower Preservation Society. It is a statewide organization with approximately 2000 members supported primarily by dues and contributions. Membership is open to anyone, amateur or professional. Its purpose is to further appreciation and conservation of Virginia's native plants and habitats. Incorporated in Virginia as a not-for-profit, publicly supported organization, it is tax-exempt under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The Society's work and activities are carried out by volunteers.
The Society's programs emphasize public education, protection of endangered species, habitat preservation, and encouragement of appropriate landscape use of native plants.
The Potowmack chapter is the largest VNPS chapter, representing over 400 members in the counties of Arlington and Fairfax; cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.