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Minnesota Native Plant Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities through education and public awareness


The Minnesota Native Plant Society is a wholly
volunteer organization

Below is the Minnesota Native Plant Society’s purpose as abbreviated from the bylaws. This organization is exclusively organized and operated for educational and scientific purposes, including the following:

1. Conservation of all native plants.
2. Continuing education of all members in the plant sciences.
3. Education of the public regarding environmental protection of plant life.
4. Encouragement of research and publications on plants native to Minnesota.
5. Study of legislation on Minnesota flora, vegetation and ecosystems.
6. Preservation of special plants, plant communities and scientific and natural areas.
7. Cooperation in programs concerned with the ecology of natural resources and scenic features.
8. Fellowship with all persons interested in native plants through meetings, lectures, workshops and field trips.

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