Rhode Island Wild Plant Society





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Welcome to RIWPS!

We are dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats. Explore our website and participate in our Programs! Please contact us with any suggestions or to get involved in our growing Society.
Paul Dolan, President





General Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Providence RI

Guest Lecture - Nature is Not Out There: Changing Our Conservation Paradigm
Claudia Thompson, Founder and President of Grow Native Massachusetts

Conservation policies of the past few centuries have been focused on "preserving" special places or designating specific lands for the protection of nature and wildlife. Much good has been accomplished by doing so. But what are the consequences, especially for biodiversity and ecosystem functions, of a perspective that suggests nature is "out there", somewhere away from where we spend our daily lives? Claudia will use her own property in Cambridge as a case study sharing her passion for her largely native urban garden and the many fauna that rely on it as way to consider a new framework to inform conservation efforts.




For RIWPS Members
Winter Book Discussion: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
January 25, 2015
Saunderstown, RI

Join fellow RIPWS members in a welcoming winter setting with roaring fire to consider (or for those who have read the work before to reconsider) one of the most respected environmental books of the 20th century a landmark of the conservation movement.





Our native plant exhibit ...

    at the 2015 Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show
    (February 19 through February 22, 2015)


Our two native plant sales...

    Early Bloomers and Spring Ephemerals (May 9, 2015)
    Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island (June 6, 2015)

Interested in helping with either or both of these major events?

Contact office@riwps.org to learn how you can contribute.



The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) conservation organization dedicated to the preservation
and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats. Contributions and dues in excess of $5
(for annual Bulletin subscription) are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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RIWPS Office P.O. Box 888 No. Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 789-7497 office@riwps.org

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