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  • Conservation — New England Wild Flower Society
    plant species are in danger of disappearing The risk of extinction is as real for the beautiful Plymouth Gentian as it is for the Humpback Whale or the Peregrine Falcon Habitat loss from development invasive species encroachment and changes in the climate threaten many plant species in the region As the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States New England Wild Flower Society is a leader in working to protect more than 500 endangered plant species New England Wild Flower Society strives to raise awareness about the tenuous existence of many New England native plant species and to engage in actions to protect these species Under the guidance of the Society and with information from the State Natural Heritage Programs the New England Plant Conservation Program Task Force Members and Plant Conservation Volunteers monitor endangered species populations and participate in activities to remove invasive plant species We offer a wide range of contract based botanical and educational services to conserve and promote the region s native plants To learn more contact Amanda K Weise Ecological Programs Coordinator at 508 877 7630 x 3203 or aweise newenglandwild org Whether you seek practical advice from our conservation experts wish to become

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  • Bring Native Plants into Your Landscape — New England Wild Flower Society
    Gardening at New England Wild Flower Society What is a Native Plant Native refers to plants growing in New England before European settlement and includes woody plants trees shrubs and vines and non woody or herbaceous plants flowering perennials ferns grasses Why grow native plants Native plants are the most sustainable choice for home gardeners Beautiful hardy and varied they provide essential food and shelter for our region s wildlife and help to maintain New England s unique sense of place When you plant New England native plants you replace crucial habitat bulldozed every day to construct new buildings roads and infrastructure How to choose the right plant for your place Check out these key resources to help identify plants for your home garden Go Botany Learn about native species in New England and check other common garden plants to see which are native Garden Shops When you buy native plants from the Society you support native plant conservation and research See our ample selection of native plants on sale at Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm Nursery and browse our CSA and Plant Collections Invasive plants brochure Be sure not to plant invasive species one of the chief

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  • Learn and Discover — New England Wild Flower Society
    Register for a Program Take a Tour Go Botany Family Programs Suggest a Program Speakers Bureau Document Actions Learn and Discover New England Wild Flower Society has one of the largest programs in native plant education in the country We offer hundreds of programs for children and adults throughout New England all year long Join us as we explore hotspots of plant diversity learn about field botany gardening native plants and horticulture and travel to botanically rich areas around the world From amateur botanists and gardeners to green industry professionals and conservation managers our certificate programs in Native Plant Studies offer students a chance to add breadth and depth to their existing knowledge or to advance their careers Please Note The annual Northern Gardening Symposium will not be held in 2016 Look for its return next year We work with schools to help students and teachers learn about plants through creative hands on programs Our user friendly interactive web application Go Botany enables everyone from beginners to professionals to discover and identify thousands of New England plant species We also provide guided educational tours by foot or by cart for adults and children at Garden in the Woods Come explore

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  • Visit Our Destinations — New England Wild Flower Society
    Framingham MA Now open daily 10 a m to 5 p m including holidays April 16 through October 15 2016 Nasami Farm Nursery 128 North Street Whately MA Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 a m to 5 p m Weekdays by appointment April 30 through October 15 2016 New England Sanctuaries The New England Wild Flower Society owns and manages eight sanctuaries in New England of which seven are open

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  • Contribute to Our Mission — New England Wild Flower Society
    or if you want to join or renew your membership please click the appropriate link By Mail Please print complete and mail our donation form to Philanthropy Department New England Wild Flower Society 180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701 Please make checks payable to New England Wild Flower Society By Phone Call 1 508 877 7630 ext 3802 In Person We would love to meet you On your next visit to Garden in the Woods the Society s administrative headquarters and botanic garden please stop by the Visitor Center to make your gift or become a member You may also become a member when you visit the Garden Shop at our native plant nursery Nasami Farm in Whately Massachusetts Charitable Contributions New England Wild Flower Society is a 501 c 3 not for profit organization and your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law We provide receipts for all donations Click here to download a PDF of our last audited financial statement Our most recent Forms 990 are published on GuideStar Donor and Member Privacy Policy We do not rent sell or exchange email addresses with anyone outside of New England Wild Flower Society Occasionally we enter into an exchange with other nonprofit organizations regarding the names and mailing addresses of a limited number of members Members who wish to opt out of these exchanges may choose a no exchange option by contacting the Philanthropy department by email or at the phone number or address below The Society regularly uses outside vendors for purposes of producing mailings updating addresses or sending email messages In each case we verify that information is handed securely and treated confidentially For more information about supporting New England Wild Flower Society please contact us at 508 877 7630 ext 3802 development newenglandwild

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  • Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway — New England Wild Flower Society
    display workshops on planting and pruning trees and a native plant sale We will give away 500 trees including one for every visitor who joins us for the celebration Trees will be distributed on a first come first served basis Click here to download the event flyer Schedule 10 a m 4 p m Decorate and create a sculpture made of leaves Make a leaf rubbing and help us build a tree Pick up a native tree to take home Shop our native plant sale Complete a scavenger hunt 10 a m 2 p m Meet the arborists see their truck and equipment and watch them work 10 30 a m 2 30 p m Learn how to prune a tree in this demonstration 10 30 11 30 a m Listen to a tree themed story sing songs and make nature crafts 11 a m 1 p m Learn how to plant a tree in this demonstration 11 30 a m Learn how to create a native bonsai in this demonstration 1 p m 2 p m Enjoy a guided Garden tour 1 30 4 p m Have your face painted List of Trees Halesia carolina Carolina silverbell Fagus grandifolia

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  • The Seed Ark: A Campaign for Saving Imperiled Plants
    collect and preserve seeds of the 387 globally and regionally rare species in New England of which 10 occur nowhere else in the world We aim to secure seeds from at least 2 000 of the 3 300 populations of these rare plants which will enable us to preserve the range of genetic diversity and each species ability to adapt to changing conditions Donate Now Why Saving Plants Matters Native plants are the foundation of ecosystems and provide the basic functions and structure on which all life and the food chain that leads to our own dinner tables depends The loss of a single plant species can disrupt an intricate web supporting myriad plants and animals In New England rare plant species have lost on average 67 percent of their known range and face a combination of 5 threats from invasive species to habitat conversion to climate change We must take action to save the most imperiled plants Our Seed Banking Leadership The Society is a leader in the national effort to bank seeds to ensure the preservation of genetic diversity and for potential reintroduction of plants and species to the wild We are a founding member of the Center for Plant Conservation a partner in the federal Seeds of Success program and a contributor to the Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in England We have a well established protocol and decades of experience and we are the only conservation organization able to lead an initiative of this scope With threats to our native plants accelerating and a changing climate creating even more stress on imperiled species we need to dramatically increase the pace of seed collection Our goal is to preserve seed from all of the region s threatened species by 2020 which is the

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  • State of the Plants — New England Wild Flower Society
    on the planet providing the oxygen we breathe the food we eat and the medicines we need Each native plant species supports insects birds animals and other plants and microorganisms and relies on them in turn for survival in ecosystems that are intimately connected The loss of a single plant species can lead to the collapse of its related food web affecting many plant and animal species In New England where 593 species are now listed as rare or possibly extinct it is vitally important to understand and protect our native plants Landscapes with diverse species are far more resilient in the face of stressors such as invasive plants and pests Therefore conserving diverse and resilient plant communities is critical to ensuring that humans and other species can respond and adapt to the added stresses brought by climate change About the Report The peer reviewed report draws on hundreds of studies of New England plant communities and the fieldwork of more than 700 volunteers and professional botanists across New England It brings together the expertise of leading botanical researchers and members of the 60 partner organizations in the Society s New England Plant Conservation Program and was peer reviewed by experts at Natural Heritage programs across New England The report takes a habitat based approach profiling five key habitat types from New England s mountains to the sea and the major environmental issues facing each habitat It goes on to describe the impact of broad stressors such as climate change that affect many habitats simultaneously The report assesses the current status of hundreds of rare and declining plant species across all the habitats which represent a broad cross section of the nearly 600 rare species across the region In addition the report articulates a research agenda to bridge gaps in

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