April 17, 2008

Sah-Wah-Be Chapter Spring 2008 News

Please read the Sah-Wah-Be chapter section of this website for detailed write-ups on these topics and others.

New Officers: A slate of officers was unanimously elected at the annual meeting April 7, with Barbara Nicholls selected to be this year's president.

Death Valley: Eighteen Native Plant Society members and friends experienced a great week in Death Valley March 22-30, enjoying the plants, geology, history, museums, and tourist attractions of the area. Botanist Karl Holte was the group's guide.

Field Trip Schedule: A May 3 field trip in the Mink Creek area south of Pocatello to search for spring bloomers will kick off the Sah-Wah-Be chapter's Southeast Idaho May-September field trip season. Late snows and cold weather have delayed the appearance of spring flowers, but hopefully conditions will have improved by May. A potluck supper at Holtes' house will follow the field trip. For more information, call 208-241-6289. Eighteen Monday evening and weekend trips have been planned for 2008. Come join us!

Native Plant Awareness Week: As part of our observance of Earth Day (April 22) and Native Plant Awareness Week (April 28-May 3), Sah-Wah-Be chapter will once again set up an information table at the Pocatello Environmental Fair on Saturday, April 26. INPS brochures, information on native plants, free starts of plants, and soil and seeds for children to plant on site will be available to visitors to the fair.

Posted by Editor at April 17, 2008 12:02 PM