Second Annual New York City EcoFlora Conference

Friday, September 20, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2019 Theme: The Historical Flora of New York City: Implications for Conservation Action

Join NYBG’s Center for Conservation Strategy staff and other renowned experts for an update on the New York City EcoFlora project, now in its second year.

Dr. Victoria Johnson, author of the acclaimed new book American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, will deliver the keynote address centered on the conference theme, The Historical Flora of New York City: Implications for Conservation Action. She and other speakers will explore the precursors of #plantlove in New York City history and how this theme is manifested today by citizen scientists through the EcoFlora project, which engages New Yorkers in protecting and preserving the City’s native and naturalized flora.

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About the New York City EcoFlora Project

Learn more about The New York City EcoFlora project, engaging New Yorkers in protecting and preserving the City’s native plant species, and assembling new, original observations and data on the City’s flora to better inform policy decisions about management and conservation of the City’s natural resources.

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