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Shirley M.

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Review for Center for Plant Conservation Inc, St Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard of the Center for Plant Conservation throught the Garden Club of America's Partners for Plants. The latter project was held only on federal lands where groups of members helped botanists maintain and monitor at-risk plants in their habitat. These efforts were expanded to state lands as well after the Partners learned of the coordinated work being done across the country by the CPC network of professionals. Guidelines, protocols, priorities and long-range strategies are maintained for the participating institutions and their scientists.

It is an exciting and successful concept that is helping the survival of at-risk plants of possible medicinal or climatic enhancing qualities. The need is great. The time is short. Join the Center for Plant Conservation 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110-2299 to save a rare plant today!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be more successful at raising additional funds for their invaluable work.

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Role:  Board Member

Review for Center for Plant Conservation Inc, St Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Plant Conservation is the best kept secret in the World of Conservation. For over 25 years it has been dedicated to saving rare and endangered plants acrosws the United States by partnering with its network of botanic gardens to protect and save our native plants. From gathering and storing seeds to growing them at their partner institutions, to restoring them in the wild they have been at the forefront of learning and teaching techniques which will assure our children and grandchildren having the genetic diversity available that would otherwise be lost forever. Today they are the protectors of almost 800 plants that were doomed to extinction. And they are dedicated to continuing to work to save those plants which are almost daily becoming rare and endngered.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a Board member, I have visited many of the Botanic Gardens associated with CPC, talked with staff and field workers, and found them absolutely dedicated to their work. They are innovative, bright, studious and enthusiastic. They know how important their work is, how difficult it can be to find adequate funding, but they persist in their goals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would find them the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and deliver it to them immediately.

Role:  Board Member & A gardener and volunteer who recognized the plight of many of our natives.