The South Carolina Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and protection of native plant communities in South Carolina. We work to make this happen by providing programs and activities including field trips, plant rescues, native plant sales, monthly educational lectures and educational journals designed to:
- Educate and inform members and the general public about the importance of native plants
- Support efforts by government agencies to protect habitats and endangered species
- Encourage the use of native plant materials in public and private landscaping
- Promote the commercial availability of native plant materials
Join us to enjoy and learn more about native plant and to help more people come to understand and appreciate the vital role native plant species play in the health and sustainability of our natural ecosystem!
2013 Annual Meeting and Picnic
Instead of a symposium in 2013, SCNPS will have an annual meeting and picnic from 10:30am until 2:00pm on Saturday November 16th. Rudy Mancke will be our speaker. He will talk about “South Carolina’s Ecological Heritage and Our Roles as Environmental Stewards.” The meeting will be held at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia at the Cattail Picnic Shelter. There will also be a brief overview of SCNPS’s accomplishments this year, and the director of the park will review the attractions in the park. Bill Grant will demonstrate the latest techniques for controlling privet . A barbecue lunch by Whole Foods will be served. After the meeting, there will be a guided trail walk, kayaking on the Saluda River and a scavenger hunt for the kids. Carolina Wild and Daniel Payne will have native plants for sale.
Preregistration is required. The cost is $20 for adults and any children eating lunch. The fee is $5 for children not eating. Registration is online and in advance only at scnpssaludashoals.eventbrite.com. Kayaks may put in at the park ramp and take out at the Gardendale Landing . You may bring your own kayak or rent one from the park. For details about renting a kayak call the park at 803-731-5208. For more information about the park go to icrc.net/saluda-shoals-park.