Monthly Archives: October 2012

Meeting Minutes – 10/25/2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Meeting began at 9:00 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary –present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – present
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Zuzana & Warren – Welcome!

  • NASC will open a comment period on a plan to divert funds from the intended Dulany Bog project - still in the planning stages - to a critically important North Carolina mountain bog project that would immediately put funds raised during the 2012 auction to use helping restore habitat for S. purpurea and S. jonesiiUPDATE: Emily has posted a request for comment from interested parties, including those who donated during the auction, at TerraForums. You may comment from now until the Board votes on November 8th. The amount requested may be about $1500.
  •  Yann (in Europe) successfully received the seeds Vic has sent
  • The Nature Conservatory will be receiving plant donations on behalf of NASC for a native plant display at a community center at the Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve.
  • The land agreement waivers have been received by the landowner of the rescue site in the Florida panhandle. We're on our way to a rescue!

Meeting was adjourned at 10:00 PM

Meeting Minutes – 10/18/2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Meeting began at 9:05 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary – absent
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – present
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – present
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Zuzana & Warren - Welcome!

Business:

  • The landowner agreement for the rescue site in Florida has been signed by NASC officers and received by the landowner. We are waiting on their approval to then apply for the collection permit from the state. We will then plan on gathering volunteers to catalog the plants first, then rescue them at a later date.
  • We are moving forward with the purchase of land at Boiling Spring Lakes, NC to donate and contribute to the Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve (Plant Conservation Program, North Carolina Department of Agriculture - Plant Protection Section).

Meeting ended at approximately 10:00 PM

Meeting Minutes – 10/11/12

Thursday, October 11th 2012
Meeting began at approximately 9:00 PM Eastern

Board Members Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – Present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – Present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary – Present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – Present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – Absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – Present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – Present
Matt Kaelin, Member at Large – Absent
Guests: Warren, Welcome!

- Vic will send seeds to Yann in Belgium this weekend as a trial run
- Vic has been modifying the grower agreement to reflect EU grower guidelines
- Based on difficulties in  coordinating the Dulany Bog project, Cedar Mountain Bog has been chosen as a possible alternative since we have an immediate opportunity to help this population. To that end, a public announcement will be made regarding the new designation of Cedar Mountain as the alternate auction beneficiary. We hope our donors understand the reason for the change and they we're not giving up on Dulany Bog - we're still pressing forward with the project.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:15pm

Carnivorous plant conservation advocate Stanley Rehder dies

The NASC was saddened to learn of the passing of North Carolina's 'Flytrap Man', Stanley Rehder. He was a tireless advocate for carnivorous plant conservation and education. Our thoughts are with his family.

For a thorough reflection on Stanley's life, we highly recommend this article by Ben Steelman published Monday in Star News Online:

Well into his 80s, Stanley Rehder cruised around Wilmington in a Jeep with the personalized license plate "FLYTRAP." For many in the Cape Fear area, Rehder was "The Flytrap Man," a jovial spokesman and advocate for the region's carnivorous plants.

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