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INPS Southern Chapter

Welcome visitors! Our chapter hosts speakers, educational events, hikes and exploration into the vast diversity of native plants throughout the Shawnee National Forest and Southern IL region. Many of our events are free and open to the public, and we welcome anyone interested in the native flora and ecology of our region. We hope that you will become a member and join us!

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Chapter Officers
President – Nick Seaton
Vice President – Kurt Neubig
Treasurer – Nancy Garwood
Secretary – Dr. Clarice Esch
At-Large – Breanna Whitley
At-Large – Tracy DeMarco
At-Large – Rhonda Rothrock
At-Large – Jean Sellar
At-Large – Taryn Bieri
At-Large – Katie Steinmetz

Field of Echinacea