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E-M:/ Michigan Wildflower Conference, March 3 & 4, 2002

Enviro-Mich message from "Maryann Whitman" <maryannwhitman2@hotmail.com>

For Immediate Release:	November 21, 2001

What:	Michigan Wildflower Conference
When:	March 3 & 4, 2002
Where:	Kellogg Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 
Contacts:	Website: http://www.wildflowersmich.org
Publicity:	Marji Fuller	Registrar:	Marilyn Case
	616.948.2496	517.630.8546
	marjif@iserv.net	MCase15300@aol.com
	3853 Farrell Road	15232 24 Mile Road
	Hastings  MI  49058 	Albion  MI  49224

Since 1987, the Wildflower Association of Michigan (WAM) has hosted a 
conference for native plant enthusiasts and professionals from all over the 
Great Lakes area to share ideas and experiences. The purpose of this two-day 
conference on March 3 & 4, 2002 at the Kellogg Conference Center, Michigan 
State University, is to bring information and education about enjoying, 
growing, and preserving native Michigan wildflowers and their habitats to 
home/land owners, professional growers/designers, environmentalists, 
educators, municipal decision makers, and the public at large.
The 15th annual Michigan Wildflower Conference, Celebrating Michigan’s 
Natural Areas—Conserving Our Natural Heritage, has added two full-day 
concurrent workshops to the traditional conference. A Teachers’ Workshop on 
Sunday focuses on developing native outdoor education habitats, and the 
Michigan Invasive Plant Council will host its first symposium on Monday to 
focus on invasive plants.
Programs from these three workshops address a range of topics for novice to 
professional home/land owners, growers, designers, government 
planners/stewards, teachers, and general native plant enthusiasts. The 
Wildflower Conference blends inspirational talks by well-known authors and 
educators with technical expertise of native plant growers, designers, and 
environmentalists in programs ranging from propagating wildflowers to more 
technical subjects such as grass identification and rain gardens and 
stormwater control. The MIPC Symposium will focus on awareness, management, 
control and monitoring of invasive plants. The Teachers’ Workshop will lead 
participants through planning, procuring, installing, and maintaining native 
habitat learning centers.
Keynote speaker is William Cullina, nursery manager and propagator for the 
New England Wildflower Society and author of The New England Wildflower 
Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the U.S. and Canada.
The annual Wildflower Conference continues to be one of the best values in 
statewide native plant networking and education, filling two full days with 
concurrent presentations, exhibits, sales displays, awards lunch program 
with keynote speaker, and a birthday bash celebrating the 15th Michigan 
Wildflower Conference, 2nd Teachers’ Workshop, 1st MIPC Symposium, and 
Michigan Natural Areas 30th anniversary.
For full conference information, check the WAM website at 
http://www.wildflowersmich.org or contact Registrar: Marilyn 
Case—517.630.8546, e-mail MCase15300@aol.com; or Publicity Coordinator: 
Marji Fuller—616.948.2496, e-mail marjif@iserv.net. Go to 
www.msue.msu.edu/mipc/ for more information on the Michigan Invasive Plant 

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