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View Poll Results: National Sarracenia Collection Project - EVERYONE..Vote your opinions and support

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  • No, I do not support a U.S. National Sarracenia Collection.

    0 0%
  • Yes, I support the idea but in spirit only.

    19 17.92%
  • Yes, I support the project...I'd like to have a task/project assigned to me.

    2 1.89%
  • Yes, I support the project...I'd like to help the cause financially

    0 0%
  • Yes, I support the project...I'd like to donate a service and/or my skills to the cause.

    8 7.55%
  • Yes, I support the project...I'd like to donate equipment or work space to the cause.

    0 0%
  • Yes, I support the project...I can offer grow space and propagation to the effort

    20 18.87%
  • Yes, I support the project...I am skilled and knowledgeable in the area of sensitive field collection

    1 0.94%
  • Yes, I support the project, but I don't know what to do. How can I help?

    23 21.70%
  • Yes, I support the project...I can be active in a number of ways listed above

    33 31.13%
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    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
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    Hello all Forum members!

    This is a poll to give us an idea of how many people support the project of a National Collection of Sarracenia and would be willing to contribute efforts towards this goal.

    For all pollsters, if you select any answer of "yes", please make a post to the topic and state your choice of answer (and any comments/suggestions you might have) so we can get a list of names for our "soldiers". There is work to be done!

    Please bear in mind this is a serious endeavor which will require a lot of dedication and hard work to achieve. Hopefully many of you here will see this as a valuable and worthwhile effort which will result in a number of very positive effects for the future of sarracenia in the U.S. You can be part of a major revolution!

    As you know, the natural habitat of these special and beautiful plants is rapidly being destroyed by development. This National Collection will 1) keep species/hybrids of sarracenia alive and growing for future generations...and available for re-introduction into the wild in event of habitat destruction/decline/poaching; 2) make the plants, both rare and common, more available for private collections through conservation, preservation and propagation; 3) drive down the cost of rare plants through increased availability thus reducing the profitability in poaching wild plants for the purpose of selling for profit

    Steps must be taken NOW to save these plants. The more shoulders we have to push this effort, the better the chances there are of success.

    This is an excellent opportunity to make a stand for conservation and preservation in a very real way. Its one thing to cry "What a shame!" when you read about the destruction of the plants and their habitat, but its quite another to take ACTION to prevent the extinction of these rare and beautiful plants that can only be found native in North America. They are "our" plants! Once they are gone...they are gone. Lets be ACTIVE and take the steps needed to ensure future generations will be able to see, enjoy and even own these beautiful plants.

    Don't just read this topic and close it...please participate! Take just a moment to add your vote to this poll. We must know the level of interest and willingness to help to evaluate the viability of this project. There will be a need for many things from writing skills to money to PR work, etc. No one comes "empty handed"! Everyone has something they can offer. And don't forget to SPREAD THE WORD to non-forum members who might be willing to help too!

    Step 1: Place your poll vote

    Step 2: If you answer any "yes" question, please make a post, state your name and let us know in what areas you can help or what your strengths are (writing, computer, organization, procurement, PR, legal, research, etc.).


    THANK YOU ALL!
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    I am willing to be assinged a project, but i am unshure on what i can do. I can collect information, altough i am quite busy with school and stuff
    that makes no logic

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    Not to sure what I could do besides providing a home for a few more common seeds/plants.
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    I'm donating my other 22feet of greenhouse space for this. Whether or not I get to use all that space to steward that many plants or not. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Of course 25 Sarracenia don't take up alot fo space in the summer either. Winter, oh well the floors will be littered with pots if I am blessed with that many saved plants.

    Cheers!

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    I can employ my 41+ years to the growing of sarracenia species for reintroduction into the wild, desemination into the hands of fellow growers, requiring locale plants with information, and offering services to collect seed or plants legally with proper documentation. Plants are to be collected for base material for propagation, with only one half dozen plants removed from the whole bog per species, insuring genetic diversity from that bog, and reintroducing the diversity into the captive specimens. I also offer the services of Brooks Garcia for teaching all involved the method of preventing accidental pollination in your plants.
    45 yrs. growin\'
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    I voted: offers skills/services.

    Well I am not a leader type nor an expert grower, but I can be assigned a project and I can donate graphic services and writing perhaps, if needed. I can create informational brochures and that kinda thing. Depending on volume, I can't say I could always print it (I can cheat a LITTLE on the color copier at work).

    I am open to suggestion. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Thanks, PAK! We can always count on you!!
    45 yrs. growin\'
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    I can fit in only a few adult plants, but can propagate seeds & grow seedlings a year or so for distribution. Or I can dust off a dormant, much less than expert cartography ability, or do other things I don't yet know need to be done. Bruce
    Bruce in CT

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