The Tennessee Native Plant Society 2019 Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at Ellington Hall in Reelfoot Lake State Park on July 12-14. See our schedule of activities below.

Registration is $25 per person online or by mail. Visit the Conference page on our website ( to register with payment by July 1st. Lodging and meals are on our own. Places to stay can be found on the Conference page of our website and a list of local eateries will be provided at the Meet and Greet.

Conference Schedule

Friday (July 12)

3:00-5:00         Meet and Greet / Registration in the auditorium

5:00-7:00         Dinner on your own

7:00-7:30         General meeting

7:30-8:30         Talk by Rita Venable, “Butterflies and Other Pollinators”

8:30-9:00         Meeting wrap-up

Saturday (July 13)

Before 9:30     Breakfast on your own

9:30-4:00         Field trip (two groups). Meet at Visitor’s Center Parking lot. Bring your own lunch! NO box lunch provided.

4:00-7:00         Dinner on your own

7:30-8:30         Talk by Dr. Tom Blanchard, “A History of Reelfoot Lake and the Work of the UTM Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station”

8:30-9:00         Meeting wrap-up

Sunday (July 14)

Before 10:00   Breakfast on your own

10:00-12:00     Pontoon boat/lake tour; meet at the dock behind the Visitors Center. Limit 30 people, first come first serve, $10 each.