Rhode Island Wild Plant Society





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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





November's walk will be held on the First Wednesday of the month
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
W. Alton Jones Campus (URI)
West Greenwich, RI




Saturday, November 15, 2014
General Meeting: Guest Speaker Rick Enser
Rare Plants Of Rhode Island - a 35-year Assessment
URI, Kingston, RI

Join us to welcome Rick Enser to learn about Rhode Island's rare plants in the 21st Century, and share ideas about how we can alter our approach to conservation in order to abate the loss of native species.

Rick Enser developed the original list of Rare Plants of Rhode Island and conducted research and co-authored the Natural Communities of Rhode Island. In addition to serving 28 years as coordinator/botanist of the RI Natural Heritage Program at DEM, he was a founding member of RI Wild Plant Society and RI Natural History Survey.


Co-Sponsor: Rhode Island Natural History Survey



Tuesday, November 18, 2014
BEECHWOOD LECTURE SERIES: Environmentally Safe Pest Solutions

Howland and Linda Green will focus on techniques for environmentally safe and humane identification, remediation, and prevention of the deer problem that is centric to the horticultural and agricultural industries and is directly correlated to the tick vectored diseases epidemic in New England.





EXPLORING NATIVE PLANTS on your own schedule!
See... RIWPS On the Trail: Self Guided Plant and Nature Walks

Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Dundery Brook Trail

Prudence Island’s South End




FINDING THE PERFECT NATIVE PLANT for your landscape/garden project!
The URI Outreach Center has just announced the launch of RI NATIVE PLANT GUIDE. This easy to use, searchable database reflects three years of research and development by the URI Outreach Center, Rhode Island Natural History Survey and a team of reviewers including professionals in the horticulture industry, URI faculty and staff, landscape ecologists, propagators and botanists.

Watch a video to learn how to use this guide.

See other New England and Rhode Island Native Plant resources.


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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