2016 Wildscapes Workshop Highlights & Video

2016 Wildscapes Workshop Highlights & Videos

Click here for panel and presentation topical summaries.

Click on video links (in green) after presentation listings below for access to YouTube video of the presentation (Videography by NPSOT – Houston member, Nivien Saleh).

8:00 AM          Sign-in / Register / Coffee & Snacks

8:30 – 8:45      Welcome – Bruce Evans, President NPSOT Houston Chapter; Introductions – Emcee Russell Kane, VintageTexas – author & naturalist

8:45 – 9:45      Lauren Simpson, Citizen Scientist, “From Wasteland to Wildscape: Transforming a Traditional Urban Landscape into a Pollinator Paradise” – Click here for YouTube video

9:45 – 10:00    Break

10:00 – 11:00  Mark Kramer, Stewardship Coordinator, Armand Bayou Nature Center, “Armand Bayou Nature Center – Gardening at the Landscape Level (An approach to identifying, prioritizing and managing the vast array of invasive species)” – Click here for YouTube video

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 PM Featured Panel Program: “Valuing Houston’s Native Landscapes vs. Flooding, Storm Damage, Heat Island, Climate Change” – Click here for link to all panel resource documents, slides and maps used during the featured panel program. Click here for YouTube video

12:15 – 1:00  Lunch (Box Lunch Provided)

1:00 – 2:00   Glenn Olsen, Owner, GO Birding/GO Landscaping, “Lasagna Landscaping: Native Plant Growing Experiences” – Click here for YouTube video

2:00 PM     Plant Sale begins (Click here for List of Plants) / Raffle Winners posted

2016 Wildscapes Workshop Sponsors

Joshua’s Native Plants & Garden Antiques  – Red Bay ($1000) Sponsor

Houston Zoo – Red Bay ($500) Sponsor. 
Thanks for your support over the years!

Clark Condon Landscape Architecture – Green Milkweed ($250) Sponsor

Houston Audubon – Green Milkweed ($250) Sponsor

Wild Birds Unlimited – Bellaire – Green Milkweed ($250) Sponsor

Joe & Linda Langlitz – Little Bluestem ($100) Sponsor
Celeste Mead – Little Bluestem ($100) Sponsor

In-Kind Donors:

For the Breakfast Table:
Starbucks Coffee: Locations – 5115 Buffalo Speedway, 710 Meyerland Plaza (Beechnut), and 4001 Bellaire Blvd
For the Raffle Table:
Hannah Native Grasses, Mary Grace Hamill, Sally & Hank Hilliard, Townsend Hilliard, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Joshua’s Native Plants & Garden Antiques, Linda Knowles, Linda Langlitz, Sarah Smith, Statue Makers, Janis Terry
Folders for Registration:
Shannon Morrison (donated 200!), Annie Benson, Terri Ficker, Kathy Long, Lan Shen, Jackie Smith

Registration & Speaker Donors:

Also, many. many thanks to those that returned donations with their registrations and to those who donated the speaker’s fee: Donna Bailey, Ray Parker, Lauren Simpson (speaker), Wally Ward, Nancy Hannan, Madeleine Barnes, Elizabeth Braun, Nancy Shafer, Gena Tribble, Frances Walker, Christie Gardner.

Many thanks to our volunteers who donated their time!

More info:

Click here for a full-color copy of the 2016 Wildscapes Workshop flyer in PDF format.

Click here for speaker’s brief professional resume.

Click here for panelist’s brief profession resume.

Click here for panel and presentation topical summaries.

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2016 Wildscapes Workshop Media Page – Click here

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Registration is closed for now; wait for 2017 Wildscapes Workshop

Workshop includes: Admission, Refreshments, Lunch, Nature Book Sale, Native Plant Sale, Raffle / Silent Auction, Meeting face-to-face with Native Plant experts. Proceeds benefit native plant gardens and scholarships.


Questions? Send an email to nphouston3@gmail.com.

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Before, during & after this event, join us on Twitter & Instagram.  Look for us @NPSOT_HOU and using hashtag #txplants

Join the Native Plant Society of Texas online at: npsot.org/wp/join-renew