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As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

Address: P.O. Box 888
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Region: Northeast

Phone: (401) 789-7497

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Native Plant Society

Services this organization provides

  • Support research with grants, awards, etc.
  • Provide educational programming
  • Membership program
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Propagate native plants
  • Native plant sales

Native Plant Focus: The hallmark of RIWPS is our series of outdoor nature walks that provide the opportunity to view native plants in R Iís most beautiful natural places. These walks are lead by qualified guides who enjoy sharing their knowledge in an informal setting. We have 2 propagation groups, our "Seed Starters." They grow the native plants we sell at our plant sales. We encourage gardeners to use more natives in their gardens and we teach them how to be successful.

Publications: We publish a bulletin, "WildfloraRI", as well as informational flyers on invasive species and endangered plants.

Description: The RI Wild Plant Society is devoted to the conservation of Rhode Islandís native plants and their habitats. We seek to educate the public about the scientific and aesthetic value of wild plants through recreational and educational programs. We design and build a natural garden every year at the RI Flower & Garden Show in Providence. The Society was founded in 1987 by a group of native plant enthusiasts who realized the need for stewardship of the wild plants in our disappearing natural landscapes.

Last Update: 2012-06-24
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