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Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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April 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Rare Plant Conservation Primer Section A: Canceled

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Rare plant conservation is a science that requires a high degree of expertise and knowledge of regulatory frameworks, such as botanical identification and species permits. Gain a deeper understanding of rare plants and the systems to classify and protect them with Élan Alford, Mt. Cuba Center’s conservation fellow. Explore the gardens with Élan as she highlights a selection of Delaware’s rare plants. Please dress for the weather and wear practical shoes for walking over uneven paths.

This program has been canceled as of April 5, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Élan Alford, Ph.D, is the Plant Conservation Fellow at Mt. Cuba Center. She coordinates volunteer research, including rare plant monitoring. Prior to joining Mt. Cuba, Élan worked in environmental consulting and has volunteered as Rare Plant Chair for the California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

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