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  • What is Lost — New England Wild Flower Society
    faraway lands such as the rainforests but it has happened close to home Many people are aware that New England used to be home to some animals that are now extinct such as the passenger pigeon the great auk and the sea mink All of these species became threatened in the Northeast once European colonists arrived Different technologies combined with a view of life that did not prioritize conservation enabled colonists to make huge impacts to the populations of these animals in a relatively short period of time None of these animals lived exclusively in New England However there are nine plants native only to New England and of those three are extinct Those species are Robbin s milk vetch Astragalus robbinsii var robbinsii Orono sedge Carex oronensis Dawn land sedge Carex waponahkikensis Bicknell s hawthorn Crataegus bicknellii Kennedy s hawthorn Crataegus kennedyi cleft leaved hawthorn Crataegus schizophylla smooth glumed slender crabgrass Digitaria filiformis ssp laeviglume New England thoroughwort Eupatorium novae angliae and Robbin s cinquefoil Potentilla robbinsiana An examination of these species allows us one measure of our success in the stewardship of natural resources in New England Of the nine species three each of which was known from a single location are extinct The location of the Robbin s milk vetch was flooded during construction of a dam on the Winooski River in Vermont Kennedy s hawthorn was discovered on a single cleared mountain summit in northern Vermont but has never been seen again and since that summit has returned to forest Smooth glumed slender crabgrass was known from a single rock outcrop in southern New Hampshire that is subject to heavy foot traffic Of the remaining six plant species some are tolerant of the manner in which we alter natural communities and will likely endure alongside humans

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  • Join, Renew, or Give a Gift Membership — New England Wild Flower Society
    click below Please note this is for Personal Level memberships only for Organizational Memberships please click on Organizational Membership in the column to the left New England Wild Flower Society members enjoy an array of benefits ranging from discounts on educational classes and native plants to free admission at Garden in the Woods All online transactions are processed through our secure payment system If you haven t used our secure online membership renewal system by Blackbaud you ll need to create an account before renewing If you ve forgotten your password click on the Sign In button at the top right of the renewal page enter your email address and click the Forgot your password link A membership to New England Wild Flower Society is an earth friendly gift that lasts all year and a perfect way to observe an anniversary graduation wedding or other special occasion Membership provides the recipient with a full array of benefits including free admission to Garden in the Woods and much more We will send a gift acknowledgement to you and a notification of the gift to the person you designate See below for mail phone and in person joining renewing instructions For details on organizational or corporate memberships please click on the appropriate link to the left or contact membership newenglandwild org By Mail Please send your name address phone number email address desired membership level and payment by check or Visa MasterCard to Philanthropy Department New England Wild Flower Society 180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701 2699 By Phone 508 877 7630 ext 3104 or ext 3802 using Visa or MasterCard In Person You can join or renew by check cash or Visa Mastercard when visiting either Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm Native Plant Nursery Matching Gifts Many employers match

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  • New England Wild Flower Society — New England Wild Flower Society
    5 million initiative to collect and permanently store the seeds of all the region s imperiled plants by 2020 Read more State of the Plants Read our groundbreaking assessment of New England s plants and plant communities and take action to stop the decline of both common and rare plants Read more Just in Time for Spring Our indispensable field guide to the region s plants Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman is here in time for hiking season Order your copy now Read more Save the Plants Save the Planet Please give now to the Society s 2016 Annual Appeal Your donation supports action to conserve endangered plants boosts propagation research preserves genetic diversity in our region s landscapes restores habitats and even helps pilot new online education programs Read more Celebrate Arbor Day Take Home a Free Tree Bring the kids in your life to our Arbor Day festivities Join us for children s games and grown up workshops And a native plant sale Oh and we re giving away 500 trees Saturday April 30 10 a m 4 p m Location Garden in the Woods Framingham MA Fee Free with Garden admission for all visitors Read more Save These Dates Garden in the Woods is open for the season through October 15 Now open daily 10 a m 5 p m including holidays Visit the Garden or Nasami Farm Nursery for these upcoming events Fri 4 29 Members only Garden Preview and Open House Nasami Farm Sat 4 30 Nasami s Garden Shop opens to the public Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway at Garden in the Woods Fri 5 06 Annual Placemakers Lectur e Garden in the Woods Coming Up Trillium Week May 9 15 Come celebrate our nationally recognized Trillium Collection with a week

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  • Native Plant News — New England Wild Flower Society
    Search You are here Home Membership Native Plant News Site Map Personal Membership Organizational Membership Corporate Sponsorship Gift Memberships Members Events Enews Signup Enews Archives Reciprocal Admissions Program 2015 Nursery Partner Program Native Plant News New England Wild Flower Society Credit Card Program iGive Document Actions Native Plant News Click a magazine cover to view the PDF newer editions at the top last modified November 16 2015 Contact Us Donate

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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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  • New England Wild Flower Society and partners receive funding to restore East Coast habitats destroyed by Hurricane Sandy — New England Wild Flower Society
    restoration of coastal habitats from Maine to Virginia that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy For more information contact Carol McGarry cmcgarry newenglandwild org Framingham MA September 07 2015 The two year project is the first large scale coordinated seed banking effort in the eastern United States and is part of the 360 million in federal Hurricane Sandy mitigation funding the Department of the Interior is using to restore and rebuild national parks national wildlife refuges and other federal assets on the Atlantic coast and to increase the capacity of coastal habitats and infrastructure to withstand storms The Society and its partners North Carolina Botanic Garden and Mid Atlantic Regional Seed Bank part of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will provide seed from native locally adapted plants for restoration of sub tidal habitats and dunes wetlands salt marshes near coastal freshwater habits coastal forests and inland rivers and streams Much of the vegetation in these habitats was inundated by salt water smothered in sand or washed out to sea during Hurricane Sandy Managers of national wildlife refuges and parks are eager to have the native plant material One of the first requests came from the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge complex including the John H Chafee NWR in Narragansett and Sachuest Point NWR in Middletown These refuges alone need seed to produce 14 000 plants for their restoration projects Until now restoration projects in the eastern United States have had to rely primarily on plant material from other parts of the country This initiative will supply seeds sustainably collected from the local area Plants native to a particular ecoregion are best adapted to the soil and climate and they act as hosts for the local insects and wildlife especially pollinators with which they evolved over millennia The

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  • Collaborations — New England Wild Flower Society
    Programs Seed Banking Controlling Invasives Flora Conservanda Conservation and Research Plans Conservation Department Services Document Actions Collaborations Up one level NEPCoP A collaboration of professional botanists state agencies and conservation organizations in each New England State Read More Plant Conservation Volunteers A program to recruit and train amateur field botanists to perform much needed conservation work throughout New England Read More CPC Center for Plant Conservation Read More Natural Heritage

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  • NEPCoP — New England Wild Flower Society
    in the protection of New England s endangered plants to form NEPCoP It became the nation s first regional integrated conservation program Today approximately 140 professionals represent 68 different public agencies nonprofit organizations universities land trusts state parks and environmental consulting companies All State Heritage Programs the U S Fish and Wildlife Service The Nature Conservancy National Park Service University of Connecticut Massachusetts Audubon and the New England Botanical Club are represented New England Wild Flower Society provides funding and staff for NEPCoP and administers the program with guidance from a Regional Advisory Council RAC and Task Forces in the six New England states Task Forces made up of experts in each state s flora are the heart of the program They select priority species for survey and seed collection and evaluate results yearly RAC provides input on regional policy and develops the Flora Conservanda a list of regionally endangered plants The program integrates in situ field actions survey habitat management reintroduction with ex situ off site efforts seed banking research propagation By coordinating regional state based plant conservation NEPCoP helps avoid duplication of effort and provides sharing of data thus making the best use of limited conservation resources The

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