When and Where We Meet
The Williamson County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street Georgetown, TX 78626. Meetings are free and open to the public. After a short business meeting, programs begin at 7:30 PM.
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Who We Are
NPSOT-Wilco Is the Williamson County chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, a non-profit organization headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. This is our combined website and blog, http://npsot.org/wp/wilco, where you will find both frequently updated information about chapter meetings, field trips, and other activities as well as fairly stable information such as chapter contacts and local native plant sources. Comments and suggestions are always welcome, but are moderated. You can leave a comment on the blog or send an e-mail to the webmaster at email@example.com.
Note: this website is not affiliated with the Williamson County government, whose website and internet domain is wilco.org. Although we do collaborate with Williamson County on several projects, NPSOT-Wilco is a volunteer organization and a local chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Why we are here
Our shared values are stated in the State NPSOT Mission and Vision statements.
The Native Plant Society of Texas promotes research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example.
We want all Texans to value native plants, native habitats and healthy ecosystems as essential to the well-being of living things and to our quality of life. Our vision is a future where native habitats are managed as critically beneficial natural assets, and where residential and commercial developments employ sustainable designs that preserve and promote native habitats.
The Williamson County chapter has created chapter-specific Vision and Mission statements:
Our Vision – NPSOT–Wilco
The People of Williamson County recognize the critical value of native Texas plants and are committed in word and deed to the development and maintenance of viable ecosystems.
Our Mission – NPSOT – Wilco
The mission of NPSOT-Wilco is to:
- Educate – Provide education related to native plants which involves members and/or the community.
- Advocate – Provide expertise and support to our members so they can influence public policy and resource allocation decisions needed to implement our vision.
- Cooperate – Collaborate with individuals and other groups with shared values to further our mutual goals.
- Volunteer – Provide volunteer opportunities to restore and beautify the public and private landscape of Williamson County and to encourage and facilitate member participation for the benefit of the individual as well as the community.
- Sustain – Be a viable chapter by facilitating internal and external communications, addressing objectives, member needs and fellowship, engaging competent leadership relevant to existing conditions, and managing resources prudently.