Northeast Texas Chapter - Native Plant Society of Texas

Northeast Texas Chapter
Native Plant Society of Texas
Vol. 10, No. 6
September 2004
The Native Plant Society of Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the
conservation, use, and research of plants and plant habitats native to Texas through
education, outreach, and example.
Monthly Meeting: Regular meetings are the third Thursday of the month 7:00 PM at St. Mary's
Catholic Church Parish Hall, 2108 Ridgewood, Longview (just off Hollybrook). No meeting in
Thursday night,
September 16th
at 7:00 PM
Final planning for October Symposium - We will be
stuffing the goodie bags, filling mason jars with sand,
making signs, etc.
Future Programs:
October 21st:
November 21st:
December: Review of the Symposium To be announced. No Meeting
Longview Public Library
Weeding Schedule:
September - Pat Sessa
Volunteer needed- the
garden needs to look especially
good this month for our Symposium
Field Trip to White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area
This is a joint field trip with the Tyler Chapter. It is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
The purpose of this field trip is for us to see the WMA and plan what will be shown to
symposium attendees. It's a huge tract ofland, so we'll have to decide which parts to
show. The field trip will probably take a couple of hours. From Daingerfield, go north
on U.S. 259 to Omaha. Omaha is about 20 minutes from Daingerfield. In Omaha,
you'll find a four-way stop sign. Continue straight after the stop for another 3-4 miles,
until you reach Texas 77. Go right on 77 for about 3/4 mile, and you'll see the
headquarters on the left.
Here's what the symposium summary says about the trip:
Tour of recently created WMA, north of Omaha, near Arkansas and Oklahoma
borders. WMA covers some 25,777 acres of mostly bottomland hardwood forest at
confluence of Sulphur River and White Oak Creek. Trail is an easy hike through
heavily forested areas, but bug repellent, long pants, socks and closed-toe shoes
are recommended. Omaha is located 47 miles north of Longview, just off Interstate
30. a wma/list/?id=35.
President's Corner by Margie McCoy
Hi Gardening Buddies!
The deadline is upon us -- we MUST get our NPSOT registration form in by
September 14 in order to get our price break. Have you sent yours in yet? Please,
please take time to do that. If you don't have a registration form, e-mail me and I'll email you one. You can then e-mail it to our office in Georgetown with credit card
information for your payment, or snail-mail it with a check. Either way, time is of the
essence! (Hey, I used that word long before Emeril used it!) I'm older than he is.
Please come to the meeting Thursday night. Lots of last-minute details you can help
with, plus we're gonna stuff give-away bags with goodies for the symposium.
Another fun night! Belinda is getting our beautiful symposium tee-shirts ordered this
week, and I can hardly wait for her to get the order back. I've already told her I want
two. BTW -- she's ordering some of the larger sizes this time, so those of us
"healthy" people can wear tee-shirts this year . Yeah! (Thanks, Belinda!)
Look forward to seeing YOU Thursday night! God bless,
As of September's meeting the 2004 Symposium is four
weeks away.
Contributions to the newsletter are welcome. Articles of
interest and items for the Calendar of Events are needed.
Deadline for the October Newsletter is October 5th. You
can contact Lee Ann as listed below or mail to: 2201 Mike
Drive, Kilgore, TX 75662
For information, call or email:
Program Chairman:
Publicity Chairman:
Floyd Anderson
Betty Lee
Ellen Anderson
Margie McCoy
Rosanna Salmon
Tyler NPSOT: Monthly meetings first Monday of the month 7:00
PM, Walter Fair Memorial Methodist Church, 1712 Old Omen Road,
tyler, TX. Contact.
membership meeting first Tuesday of the month 6:30 PM at St. Mary's Catholic
Church Parish Hall. Website address:
Monthly meeting second
Wednesday at 12:00 noon in the Gregg County Extension Office, 405 E. Marshall
Street, Longview, TX
Field Trip to White Oak Creek WMA: September 25th,
Saturday, 10:00 AM. a wma/list/?id=35
Piney Woods" to be held in Longview
9:00 AM. Bring rakes, shovels, pruners, gloves, and a lunch.
November 6th, Saturday,