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Phone: 508-877-7630
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180 Hemenway Road

Framingham
Massachusetts 01701
USA
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Target demographics: monitoring and protecting rare and endangered plants, and helping citizens conserve, promote, and learn to value our regions's native plants

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 students; 20,000 visitors to Garden in the Woods; and region wide 3,500 members.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help clean seed before it gets banked; train to be a tour guide at Garden in the Woods, help weed and care for plant growing beds, scan/tag/upload images into our new visual records database, meet and greet members at special events, help remove invasives

Geographic areas served: every county, in every state in New England

Programs: the Plant Conservation Volunteers, certificate studies in native plant horticulture and botany, over 150 classes/courses/field trips for families and adults, teach-the-teacher workshops in Go Botany, and six annual internships in conservation and horticulture.

Mission:
The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.
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Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants, New England Wild Flower Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and has seven sanctuaries in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont that are open to the public.

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04/25/14
The New England Wild Flower Society not only has the beautiful and informative Garden in the Woods highlighting native woodland plants but also does important research into plants. Their foundational work in native plant science is relied on by many other conservation organizations. They are ... more »
04/23/14
The best organization working on native New England plants. Makes serious scientific contributions along with being a huge asset to the community at large, especially through their plant propagation efforts... more »
04/23/14
New England Wildflower Society is passionate about saving endangered plants (which many people forget about) and teaching botany. NEWFS is well organized, maintains a beautiful nature preserve, and offers numerous classes in botany and horticulture for both children and adults. The classes and ... more »
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