White Pine’s Grants Program — How to apply. Deadline for larger grants is March 1
–for you? –Your school, organization or agency?
The White Pine Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society sponsors a grants program to promote awareness and use of locally native plants in landscapes within the geographic area of north-central Idaho (and including some parts of eastern Washington). Examples of projects that are appropriate for this program include: restoration of degraded sites using native plants, incorporating native plants into landscaping (particularly in public places), trail or other educational signs, seed collection, and research involving all aspects of native plants. There are two grant categories:
Small Grants: Grants of up to a maximum of $1000 per project may be awarded. The amount awarded may be reduced due to chapter budget restraints and the number of applications submitted and approved. The deadline to submit the completed form for the current year is March 1.
Mini Grants: Grants of $200 or less may be awarded to fund short term, potentially but not necessarily, student-involved projects. These may be awarded by the grant administrator on request at any time during the year if the Committee approves the proposal.
See White Pine Chapter website for more information: http://whitepineinps.org/WPgrant.html
Publicity and Outreach people needed!
Sonja Lewis is moving to California later this spring, and White Pine invites you to help get the word out about our exciting work! The position could be shared by 2 to 3 people. Here’s the publicity we do, so far:
- Keep White Pine-INPS email recipients informed of events and related information. Coordinate with website (Nancy Miller will help you).
- Send announcements (often in shortened form) to newspapers and other news media, and to email lists of libraries and college departments.
- Design flyers/posters for White Pine programs. Include these with announcements, when appropriate.
(Check out all White Pine chapter news.)
White Pine events scheduled so far, into 2018
March 8: Timothy D. Hatten, PhD: “Native bees, pollinators, and a rare endemic plant (Silene spaldingii): Untangling a pollination-system mutualism within the Channeled Scablands Ecosystem”
February 27, 2018, 1:00 pm to Thursday, March 1, 2018 noon. Rare Plant Conference, Boise, Idaho.
Contact chair Rose Lehman by email.
*new* April 5: Life Cycle of Camas, including effects of fungus on the bulb. Sponsored by Palouse Prairie Foundation and cosponsored by White Pine-INPS, with details later.
April 19: Juanita Lichthardt: Two Idaho Rare Plants, Idaho Phlox (Phlox idahonis) and Water Howellia (Howellia aquatilis)
May 12, 2018, 8:00am to 4:00pm: Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz, led by James Riser
May 18: Time TBD. Setup for INPS White Pine Chapter Native Plant Sale
May 19: INPS White Pine Chapter Native Plant Sale, at 1912 Center, Arts Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.
June 9: 8:00am to 4:00pm: Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz, led by James Riser
Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2: INPS 2018 Annual Meeting hosted by Calypso Chapter
Location: Bumblebee Campground between Wallace and Coeur d’Alene, 8 miles north of I-90 at Kingston exit (Exit 43)
For additional details see the September 2017 issue of Sage Notes.
Contact Derek Antonelli by email.
September 13: Angela Sondenaa: Nez Perce Tribe’s Rare Plant and Conservation Work
MOST meetings and programs are held at 7:00pm, at Moscow’s 1912 Center.
More details will be available later.