Category: News & Events

Letter to Governor Pritzker about the Bell Bowl Prairie

Dear Governor Pritzker,  We are writing to express our concern and opposition to the configuration of the planned airport expansion by the Greater Rockford Airport Authority in Winnebago County, Illinois. The scheduled construction, on pause only until November 1st, will destroy a significant portion of the Bell Bowl Prairie and cause an unacceptable loss of…
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2021 Annual Gathering

Join us for the 2021 Annual Gathering of the Illinois Native Plant Society. We will meet virtually on September 11 at 5 pm for a membership meeting, and we will have keynote presentations followed by a discussion about climate change impacts on Illinois plants on September 18 at 7 pm. Participate in a competition to identify the most Asteraceae species during the week of Sept 11-18. In addition, local chapters are planning in-person events.

2020 Illinois Indigenous Plants Symposium – Save the Dates

April 3-5, 2020 Click here for more information and registration details.

2020 Illinois Indigenous Plants Symposium

2020 Illinois Indigenous Plant Symposium Has Been Cancelled In response to the emerging COVID-19 situation and in line with the advice of health officials to minimize exposure by limiting large gatherings, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Illinois Indigenous Species Symposium that was to be held at John A Logan college April 4th along…
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2020 INPS Community Habitat Symposium

Feb. 22 at Joliet Junior College Building Native Ecosystems in your Community Registration is Now Open

2020 Research Grants Announcement

Students, citizen scientists, conservation groups and institutions are alerted to consider applying for a grant ranging from $500-$1500 to fund one-year projects. The grant is for research-focused studies on Illinois native plants such as life history, reproductive biology, demography, genetics, comparative site inventories, community ecology, as well as research on threats to native plants and…
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2020 Annual Gathering Save the Date

June 26-28, 2020 Each year the members of the Illinois Native Plant Society come together for several days of exploring natural areas and learning about the native plants of the region, with food, fun, and fellowship. This year the Annual Gathering will be hosted by the Grand Prairie Chapter. Details to follow!

Southern Chapter 2019 Holiday Dinner and Award Ceremony

Southern Chapter 2019 Holiday Dinner and Award Ceremony Save the date, Dec. 7, and join the Southern Chapter of the INPS for our 2019 Holiday Dinner and Awards Ceremony. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit our conservation fund, which will be dedicated towards conservation projects in southern Illinois. Click Here for more information

2019 Annual Gathering

Registration is open for the 2019 Annual Gathering June 21–23, 2019 An Examination of the Plants and Ecosystems of the Hennepin Bend Area Join us for the 2019 INPS Annual Gathering, June 21-23, 2019. You can find details and register HERE.

Silent Auction at the Annual Gathering

Quality items are sought for the Silent Auction at the Annual Gathering! Items (books, art work, alcohol, etc.) should be of reasonable condition and value. Services such as help with herbicide treatments, or other restoration work, botanical surveys, etc. can be offered but details need to be clearly described with no guarantees of work by the…
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