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    Hello members and non-members! This is the President of the Conservancy here. Well, Barry Rice informed me some time ago that ABG probably would not allow us to grow ESA listed plants for them. Their concern, as I understand it, is their concerns over "backyard growers". They seem to think we can't do what we do because we are independant, and not a Botanical Garden. I know this is rubbish, but the powers that be are overly cautious, and costing themselves a valuable resource-------US! So, since this appears to be the case for now, we will continue getting location species, and supplying any CP grower who wants a fantastic collection, their plants. No, we are not up and running yet, but Copper, is steadily plodding on, moving us in the directions we must go. She is a great Vice-President! We are lucky to have her, and PAK, and Laura Z5, for sure! We will not stop moving forward, and we will get out as many locale species we can. Whatever ESA plants are donated will be among them. Luckily, alabamensis is among us all, all three counties represented. For jonesii, 2 locations will be available. Etowah Bog (extinct) is in collections now, and will be available in typical and heterophylla, and another bog, which shall remain nameless, but from Henderson County, as are the Etowah bog plants. Oreo's will be represented at present by DeKalb County, Marshall County, and Cherokee County. Much to do, but you need to know the situation we are in as many of you are a part of us. Any of you who have location species plants, please do not hesitate to send the NASC seed and/or plant material. Get ahold of Copper to know where to send it. Dean Cook is one of our growers, and a Collection holder, so you can send material to him too. Please mark any donations on the packages to the NASC so Dean will know what it is for. So, you are now on the same page I am, and we move forward from here. Any comments? I wait to hear from you through this thread! Good Growing!!!



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    Yea, great job! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Glad to hear its finally gaining some momentum, and hopefully it keeps its inertia! (ok maybe not, hopefully it gains more momentum)

    So are any other societies going to be involved with this? Have you spoken to the presidents of BACPS, NECPS, and LACPS (and the others) about this? If the ICPS won't help these others surely would?

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    Carl Mazur, ICPS President, backs us, and when his term as ICPS Headman is over, may take over the Canadian Branch of the NASC. As far as CP Societies joining in, I love the idea, but that is in their own hands. I hope they get ahold of us, and want to help out. To further our plants, and to try to conserve as much material as we can is one of our biggest goals. If the "Educators" wish to let us help them, we will. But if they continue to drag their feet, and lock up the plants we love so dearly, then we will share material between ourselves, and leave THEM out. This is not a game. Plants and animals are disappearing at an alarming rate, and IT IS up to us to pick up the ball and run with it where our CP are concerned. If the Botanical Gardens (ABG, or any other) want to drag their feet and lock the plants up, and not help out the CP community, then we, The NASC, will do it, and they can do whatever it is that they do. One thing for sure, you know they do not want to really help the CP community at all, as their plans are centered more around who gets credit for what, and whose name is on the paper! I don't care. We share the material, propagate the material, and give them to any and all who want them. The "Educators" can do whatever they want, and go for glory, when it is the plants that are important here. I have lots of material, but not enough! Any who can help, start letting us know what you have, and what you will donate to the NASC. Lets move! No more waiting for the powers that be to help anyone. They don't appear to want to.
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    I can donate seed of the following
    S. Alabamensis AL001
    S. Minor Wayne Co. GA
    And Im sure I will have several more flowers, possibly s. lEUC n. wALTON cO. fl, or S. leuc Baldwin Co. AL
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    I think that there are enough of us that want to do what we can, without worrying about who gets credit for what. When we grow to a certain level those same people will be knocking on our door for our help. If you think this is going to be easy you're dead wrong. There will be alot of setbacks and battles that we lose. But we have to work for the few battles that we do win. That's why this kind of work is not for the weak. If you can't take all the heartbreak that we are going to have to endure then you may not be cut out for this.
    We have info and locations to get started, so we need to put on our game faces and start the game.

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    Just remember one thing people, we can grow plants. We can GET plants from the good people here. We don't need a fancy name or a large backing, we can do it with dirty hands, sweaty faces and determination. I spent 7 hours in the greenhouse today repotting Sarracenia! If I can do that and I enjoy it, well hell I'm ready to give it all I've got to get the job done. Saving the plants is the top priority here, what goes on paper is second. At least in the end we will know who the true winners were or are.

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    lets rollay the troops!!! wohhooooo!!!! Im sure we have enough kind generous people here that we can definately grow to a large orginization, I have some tissue culture flasks jeremiah gave me, in them I am expecting to grow S, Jonesii, S. Oreophilla, and S. Alabamensis so if they sprout I will have tons of seedlings for free
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    Kirk, I am not sure about TC'ed jonesii or oreophila. Collected material only for us. TC is not what we do. That is why we are after locale specie collections for our donations. We will also get from them all the information we can on the plant.
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