IllinoisPlants listserv

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This is a listserv developed by the Illinois Native Plant Society (INPS). INPS focuses on promoting the study and appreciation of Illinois' natural vegetation and providing educational resources for all those that wish to learn or share in our enthusiasm.

The purposes of the Illinois Native Plant Society are: 1) to promote the study, appreciation, and conservation of the native flora and natural communities of Illinois; 2) to provide education to the general public as to the value of the native flora and its habitat; and 3) to produce publications that provide an outlet for such information, including but not limited to, the peer-reviewed journal of the INPS (Erigenia) and the quarterly newsletter (The Harbinger).

The Illinois Native Plant Society was organized as the Southern Illinois Native Plant Society by Dr. Robert Mohlenbrock at Southern Illinois University in 1982. In 1986 it expanded to become the statewide organization we know today. The Society is a 501(c)(c) nonprofit and currently consists of approximately 500 members that participate at two levels, state and chapter. There are currently 7 active chapters of INPS located across the state. Members include professionals and amateurs who share an interest in all aspects of the flora native to the state of Illinois.

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