The Athens-East Piedmont Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society

Overview

The Athens-East Piedmont Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society is currently forming in the Athens and East Piedmont area.

Contact

You can reach us by email or visit our Facebook page.

How can I join?

For current members, login and update your chapter affiliation through the chapter affiliation form. For new or renewing members, you can also select your chapter affiliation on the membership form.

Chapter News & Events

Athens-East Piedmont Chapter 2022 Meeting Schedule

Thanks to the excellent work of our planning committee, we are excited to announce our schedule for the rest of the year. Please note that for November and December (due to the holidays) we’ve moved our meetings up to the 2nd Sunday and Wednesday of the month, respectively. Please give them all a big “thank you” for putting this together!

July 24, 2022 – Sunday – 2:30pm – 4:00pm at the Madison County Library. Will Rogers will be speaking on How to Use iNaturalist.

August 24, 2022 – Wednesday – 6:00 – 7:30pm – at the Sandy Creek Nature Center – Connie Gray will be speaking on Native Ferns of the Georgia Piedmont. This meeting may include a field walk as well.

September 25, 2022 – Sunday – 2:30pm – 4:00pm – Madison County Library – Linda Chafin will be speaking on Autumn Wildflowers of the Georgia Piedmont. Members will be invited to participate in a plant swap if they so choose.

October 26, 2022 – Wednesday – 6:00 – 7:30pm – at the ACC Extension Office, Laura Ney of the UGA Cooperative Extension Office will lead a tour of their native garden. Members will be invited to participate in a plant swap if they so choose.

October 28, 2022 – Friday – 10:00 – 11:00am – Cathy Payne will lead a tour of her personal rain garden at her home address. This meeting will be limited to 15 attendees. <– FULL!. Registration is now closed, but thank you all for your interest

November 13, 2022 – Sunday – 2:00 – 3:30pm – TBD

December 14, 2022 – Wednesday – TBD, but will involve a holiday potluck and plant swap!

Athens Chapter Interest Meeting

Are you in the Athens area and interested in joining a new GNPS chapter? If so, please join us for a virtual Athens chapter interest meeting on Saturday, May 15 at 2 PM. Once you register you will receive the instructions for joining the event.

Click here to register for the Athens Chapter Interest Meeting.

What we’ll be focusing on during the meeting:

  • Meeting other chapter area members
  • Reviewing the chapter quick start guide
  • Choosing the startup committee
  • Discussing the name of the chapter
  • Discussing potential meeting locations
  • and more!

We look forward to “seeing” you there!

 

Upcoming chapter events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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