NASC Meeting for March 29, 2007
Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central
Those in Attendance:
Suzanne Hedderly, Vice-President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mike Howlett, Head Grower
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation
Members and Visitors:
Dan (visiting landowner)
Mark lead a discussion with visiting landowner, Dan, to discuss the future of Sarracenia on a piece of Dan's property. First discussed were the methods available to keep the plants in place but protected from planned development.
-The first idea discussed was to build a ditch to divert runoff from the planned lawn to protect the Sarracenia from nutrient-laden water. Mark will discuss this option on-site with the landowner to determine if it is agreeable.
-Another non-removal option discussed was the creation of a hummock to divert run-off and protect the plants.
Dan agreed to allow the NASC to take a sampling of plants for conservation and in case the habitat or plants are harmed during the construction process. Dan and Mark will meet to discuss how Dan would like to proceed with the plants on his land.
Mark announced that he has been working with The Nature Conservancy as a volunteer and that he will be made a monitor for the Green Swamp.
The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:20 PM Central