The North Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society

Overview

The North Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society is currently forming and we have a membership of 100 and growing! While we have no particular geographic boundary, our members are mostly in Marietta, Roswell, North Atlanta, Dunwoody, Woodstock, Alpharetta, Chamblee, Cumming, Sandy Springs, Acworth, Kennesaw and anywhere in between and beyond!

Meetings

We meet at various locations in our areas on both weekends and weekdays to accommodate our varying commutes and schedules.

Contact

You can reach us by email, or check out our Facebook page. You can also connect with other members in our private Facebook group.

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

Annual Meeting of the North Metro Atlanta Chapter

Join us on November 6th at 11:30 AM for the annual meeting of the North Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society. This will be our first annual meeting where we will discuss business, approve our bylaws, hold elections, and get to know each other by exchanging seeds/plants.

Event Details: Annual Meeting of the North Metro Atlanta Chapter

Event: North Metro Atlanta Chapter Plant Sale

The forming North Metro Atlanta Chapter of GNPS is excited to hold its first plant sale on October 9th. Plants available will include member donated and rescued plants as well two native plant vendors: Cottage Garden Natives and Night Song Native Plant Nursery. For more details see North Metro Atlanta Chapter Plant Sale

The plant sale will be held at Old Rucker Farm Park in partnership with the City of Alpharetta.

Native Plant Resolution Passed in City of Roswell

The City of Roswell unanimously passed a resolution to use native plants in city landscaping on June 14th, 2021.

This resolution was the product of a grassroots effort of a few residents who shared a passion for native plants and preserving the local ecosystem. Residents, including many from our forming North Metro Atlanta Chapter, wrote in letters and even recorded videos to show their support to the city council over the course of a year. Many showed up to the city council meeting and gave comments in support of the resolution.

As a result of their hard work, starting in 2021, 60% of newly designed or updated city landscapes will comprise of native plants. By 2024, that number will grow to 80%.

The resolution states that native plants are a cornerstone to maintaining a healthy biodiversity and reducing stormwater runoff, as well as preserving and promoting a historical and cultural heritage.

The city will also develop a pilot project that will create a plan to eradicate invasive plant species.

You can find the details of this resolution here.

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