The 2020 conference will be located at Red Boiling Springs and headquartered at the Donoho Hotel. Registration is still $25 per person; payment is due by March 30th.
The Donoho Hotel has reserved a block of rooms for us. For reservations call 615-699-3141 and let them know that you are with TNPS. Cost per room: 1 full-sized bed = $99 + tax; 2 full-size beds, 1 queen-sized bed, or 1 king-sized bed = $109 + tax. Breakfast is included with your room and meals in their restaurant can be charged to your room. Lunch and supper are family style/all you can eat (2 meats, 3 vegetables, biscuits, beverages, and desert for $14). Box lunches are available.
Friday and Saturday talks and our annual meeting will be in the Donoho Conference Room. Speakers are being finalized.
Saturday hikes are being finalized, but will likely include Winding Stairs, Cummins Falls, and maybe Taylor Hollow.
2019 Conference Review
Our Saturday field trips took us along the shoreline of Reelfoot Lake to see lots of flowering wetland plants and more. Trips were expertly lead by Bart Jones and Alan Trentley. In the evening we heard from Dr. Tom Blanchard of UT-Martin (Reelfoot Lake Research Station) on the uniqueness of this natural lake, some of the problems facing the lake, and how those problems might be addressed.
Tennessee Native Plants
2019 Conference Photo Highlights
(Photos by David and Karen Hill)