January 2022 Events 

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Bergen Passaic Delaware Bayshores Essex Highland Park Hudson Hunterdon Jersey Shore Rancocas Nature Center Southeast Sussex Other Events


Wednesday January 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM
"Backyard Transformation in Just 3 years:
Re-creating Nature "

Bobbie J. Herbs : Master Gardener &
Randi V. Wilfert Eckel, PhD: Toadshade Wildflower Farm

Registration Now

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Questions- email: president@npsnj.org

Handout: A Backyard Transformation Bobbie Herbs Plants and Journal 2018-2021 

Starting with a blank slate in 2018, Bobbie Herbs created a compact native plant garden in her backyard. Nestled in dense suburbia she hoped to bring some wild into her yard while not offending her neighbors. She will walk us through her steps of research, design, and execution – all beautifully documented through her photography. Randi Eckel and Bobbie will then discuss what worked, what didn't work, and how mother nature sometimes has her own ideas! Bobbie is a Master Gardener with certifications in horticulture from Longwood Gardens and Randi is the founder and owner of Toadshade Wildflower Farm.
Join us for a terrific conversation on gardening and transforming spaces with native plants.  

Meet Bobbie Herbs. Bobbie J. Herbs is a certified Rutgers University Master Gardener. She earned her Ornamental Horticulture Certification at Longwood Gardens and serves on the board of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. She gardens passionately, without too much fuss by using native plants as living mulch, everchanging floral displays, and putting a little wild in her small garden. Her backyard, in dense suburbia, attracts skippers, butterflies, frogs, toads, dragonflies, spiders and a recent immature box turtle. She is honored to make a healthier earth – at least her little piece of it – and offers hope to others who consider recreating natural habitat in their gardens. Her work with NPSNJ provides a community of like-minded people and lifelong learning about the significant role native plants have in sustaining a healthy planet and beautifying our yards.

Meet Randi Eckel: Dr. Randi Eckel has been working with native plants for over 35 years, and founded the mail-order native plant nursery Toadshade Wildflower Farm in 1996 to further public awareness and availability of native plants. A life-long naturalist, lover of nature, entomologist, and confirmed plant and ecology nerd, Randi specializes in the interactions between plants and other living things. She is known for her lively and engaging lectures and workshops on growing and propagating native plants, and offers interesting, nuanced information on the complex issues facing native plants and native plant communities. 


Bergen Passaic Chapter

Bergen Passaic Chapter ---- January Meeting:

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:30PM
Bergen/Passaic Chapter presents: Webinar - "Unique Plants and Wildflowers of Barrens and Bogs"
Becky Laboy
Education Outreach Specialist for the Ocean County Soil Conservation District

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Becky LaboyThe New Jersey Pine Barrens is a unique ecosystem that supports a diversity of plant life. Harsh and contrasting conditions, including dry sandy plains and saturated anaerobic bogs, offer challenges to plants that require specific adaptations for survival. Nature has responded with an array of beautiful and "clever" wildflowers, many rare, and some found in few other places on earth Join Becky Laboy, co-leader of the Jersey Shore Chapter, and explore New Jersey's International Biosphere Reserve.  

NJ Do not plant list:https://www.fohvos.info/invasive-species-strike-team/info-center/

After the COVID 19 pandemic, all chapter meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of the month from September to June, at the Headquarters of the NY-NJ Trail Conference. All meetings start at 7:30 PM

Co-leaders are Tom Bender, Elaine Silverstein and Vicky Katzman.

They can be reached at:bergenpassaic@npsnj.org


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Delaware Bayshores Chapter

Delaware Bayshore Chapter Meeting
Monday Night---- 2021 from 7 PM-8:30 PM

Next on the Guest Speaker Series


Don't Forget!

Our yearly meetings are held on the first Monday of the month from September 2020 thru June 2021 except for holidays (they will be the following Monday). 

Hope to see you soon,
Karla, Julie, and Joe  delbaynps5@gmail.com

For more information:email:debayshores@npsnj.org


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Essex Chapter

Native Plant Society of NJ - Essex Chapter
Upcoming Events
All Free & Open to the Public  

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For questions, email Deb Ellis at essex@npsnj.org.

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The Essex County Chapter began in January 2019 and is sponsoring tables at plant sales, open garden tours, gardening workshops, and native plant/seed exchanges. 

The co-leaders are Deb Ellis and Alice van Straalen.  If you have questions or would like to be involved, please email the chapter at essex@npsnj.org.

Meet our chapter- Essex chapter


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Highland Park Chapter

To be announced


Our meetings are held at the Eugene Young Environmental Education Center, 20 River Road at 7:30pm. click here for a map

For more information contact Mary and Belinda at highlandpark@npsnj.org.

Meet our chapter- Highland Park chapter


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Hudson Chapter

Hudson Chapter:


Personal Habitat: The Bird-friendly Backyard

This event is open to all.  

Co-leaders: Kim Correro, Lorraine Freeney and Dawn Giambalvo. Contact: hudson@npsnj.org

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Hunterdon Chapter

Month Meeting:

Tuesday, ----, 2021 at 7:00 PM
North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library
65 Halstead Street, Clinton

Speaker: TBD 
Topic: TBD


Everyone is invited - you do not have to be a Hunterdon resident. Share this information with any others who may be interested. The program is free. All our meetings will be at the North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library, 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, and at 7:00 unless noted otherwise.   No meetings in July, August and December.

More information: hunterdon@npsnj.org

Chapter contacts are Susan Haake and Dawn Pogosaew: hunterdon@npsnj.org

Find out how this chapter has been supporting native plants: About Hunterdon Chapter


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Jersey Shore Chapter

Jersey Shore Chapter Meeting:
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We look forward to seeing you at our meetings!

Dear Jersey Shore Chapter members and native plant enthusiasts, as a reminder, the Jersey Shore Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.

Jersey Shore Chapter Co-leaders,
Karen Walzer, Pam Almeida and Becky Laboy

For more information: email:jerseyshore@npsnj.org


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Rancocas Nature Center Chapter

Month Meeting:

Wednesday ----- @ 7pm
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Mount Holly Road, Westhampton NJ

Chapter Leader
- We are looking for a leader for the Rancocas Nature Center Chapter, NPSNJ  

For more information contact rancocas@npsnj.org.

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Southeast Chapter

Souheast Chapter Meeting:

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We are excited about our local NPSNJ chapter that serves native plant enthusiasts in Atlantic County and Cape May County as well as anyone from areas west or north who would like to join us. We hold eight evening meetings a year on the 3rd Monday of the month (September, October, November, February, March, April, May, and June).

For more information, contact Jesse Connor at email:  southeast@npsnj.org

Jesse Connor, Jack Connor, Barbara Fiedler, and Steve Fiedler

Meet our chapter- Southeast chapter


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Sussex Chapter

Meetings Our meetings have been ongoing on Zoom during COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to the Sussex-Wantage Library reopening it's community room again, so that in 2022 we can resume our monthly meetings there on the first Monday of the month.

There is no meeting in December or January.

Chapter leaders: Cynthia Rauth & April Fisher

For more information contact our Sussex County Co-leaders: Cynthia Rauth and April Fisher at: sussex@npsnj.org

Meet our chapter- Sussex chapter


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Other Announcements

To be announced

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