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CENTER FOR PLANT CONSERVATION INC
April 1, 2011

I have heard Kathryn Kennedy, the Executive Director of CPC speak on several occasions. She is an excellent speaker and makes the valid point that plant species generally suffer from lack of attention and proper care and consideration, to say nothing of funding for study and stewardship. Habitats are suffering all over the world for various reasons, some natural, many due to GHG and climate change as well as urban development. We need our plants; they are part of the natural balance that we humans seem so hell bent on obliterating - mostly because plants, omnipresent but under the wire, have such a low profile. The CPC tells their story. AND the CPC works overtime to protect plants and educate us all to their vital value.

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I am aware of their on-going efforts due to several speaches I have had the fortune to hear.

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I haven't sufficient knowledge to suggest changes. Seems to me the Executive Director is doing a great job. Had I a magic wand I would see to it that CPC is fully funded.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & As Vice Chair for Agriculture on the national Conservation Committee of the Garden Club of America, I have spent the last two years researching and reporting on various aspects of agriculture in this country.