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AMERICAN PENSTEMON SOCIETY

joined by the UTAH NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY

Annual Meeting, June 2-5, 2017

Uintah Conference Center, 313 E 200 S, Vernal, Utah, 435/ 789-8001

www.uintahconferencecenter.com

An updated schedule will be available on the American Penstemon Society (http://penstemons.org) and Utah Native Plant Society (http://www.unps.org) web sites ahead of the meeting.

The meeting is open to members of the Utah Native Plant Society and the American Penstemon Society (and family).  Registration will be closed on May 24th!!

 

Friday, June 2, Uintah Conference Center (address above)

Noon – 5 pm   Registration at the reception desk by the doors in the south lobby.  Registration materials will include an updated schedule, detailed information about field trips, a key to the penstemons of the area, and information about the field trip leaders and banquet speakers + a baseball cap + Field Trip Sign-up + Waiver of Liability + packet of information from Uintah County Travel & Tourism with area attractions and list of Vernal restaurants

2–4 pm          APS Board Meeting, Split Mt. rooms 1&2, main floor of the Conference Center

4–5 pm         Poster presentation on the relationships of the presently described varieties of the Penstemon scariosus complex, including geographical maps of the distribution of morphological characters and molecular relationships across the region; Mikel Stevens, Robert Johnson, Andi Wolfe, Rosa Rodriguez Pena, and Jason Stettler; Mezzanine, second floor of the Conference Center

5–6 pm        Get-acquainted Social, appetizers and soft drinks, Mezzanine, second floor of the Conference Center

6–9 pm         Dinner, Paradise room, second floor of the Conference Center   
                    Catered by Smoke n’ Pots, Dutch Oven Catering, Roosevelt, Rick and Mary Stewart

                    Welcome and Field Trip Announcements

                    Speaker: Sherel Goodrich, “Uinta Basin Endemics”

 

Saturday, June 3

7 am            Meet in parking lot of Uintah Conference Center for field trips
                   Field trip leaders: Sherel Goodrich, Noel Holmgren, Lisa Boyd, Bill Gray, Allen Huber, Robert Johnson, Matt Lewis, Wayne Padgett, Leila Shultz, Jim Spencer, Mike Stevens; Joan Degiorgio at The Nature Conservancy’s Flowers Penstemon Preserve

7am–4:30pm Field trips 1 and 2, west and east of Vernal

5–6 pm          Social, appetizers and soft drinks, Mezzanine, second floor of the Conference Center

6–9 pm          Dinner, Paradise room, second floor of the Conference Center

                        Catered by Smoke n’ Pots, Dutch Oven Catering, Roosevelt, Rick and Mary Stewart

                        APS general membership meeting

                        Speaker: Robert Johnson, “Relating to Native Plants in Wildscapes and Landscapes: Rhymes and Reasons”

 

Sunday, June 4

7 am                Meet in parking lot of Uintah Conference Center for field trips

7am–4:30pm    Field trips 1 and 2, west and east of Vernal (repeat of June 3 trips)

                       No evening activities planned.  A list of Vernal restaurants and breweries will be included in your registration packet.

 

Monday, June 5

7 am                Meet in parking lot of Uintah Conference Center for Field trip 3, north of Vernal

                       Trip will end north of Vernal, probably near Manila, Utah

 

The American Penstemon Society is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about penstemons, their introduction into cultivation, and the development of new and improved cultivars. The Society was formed in 1946 by a group of gardeners who had been collecting and growing penstemons in many different parts of the country. Their original purpose is continued today:

  • to grow and study all of the species possible
  • to promote the use and enjoyment of penstemons in gardens
  • to study penstemons in the wild
  • to aid in the identification of penstemons.
  • to acquaint penstemon enthusiasts with each other.
  • to aid in protection of endangered penstemon species.

Members of the American Penstemon Society are also active in hybridizing and selecting superior forms for gardens. If you love penstemons, do join us!

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The American Penstemon Society is a 501(c)3 entity and donations are tax deductible. 

All donations are specifically earmarked for the APS Special Projects Program. The purpose of the APS Special Projects Program is to stimulate activities that promote knowledge and appreciation of Penstemons. The Society is particularly interested in funding projects that:

1) Promote conservation of Penstemon species in the wild, especially rare or sensitive ones, through understanding of factors that affect their survival, or

2) Promote appreciation for the diversity and beauty of Penstemons in wild and domestic landscapes, through horticultural research, dissemination of information of interest to gardeners, or the construction or enhancement of educational display gardens.

The American Penstemon Society thanks you for your donation!  You will receive an email confirmation if you donate online.  Save that confirmation for your tax statement.