Flathead Chapter

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  The Flathead Chapter serves the greater Flathead, Northwest Montana, and Glacier National Park area. Monthly meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the month in October through April at North Valley Community Hall (also North Valley Physical Therapy)235 Nucleus Ave. in Columbia Falls. Programs start at 7 unless otherwise noted. We also encourage members to attend the 5:30 general meetings to discuss and plan Plant Society activities and business. Feel free to bring your sack supper. For for more information, contact Rachel Potter, 892-2446 or:


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Wednesday, October 15, 5:30 pm. Potluck Dinner. We’ll be sharing adventures from the summer and planning events in the coming year, including the statewide annual meeting we’ll be hosting in June. With no program, this evening gives us more time for socializing, getting to know other members, and catching up. Bring dishes, utensils, and some food to share.

Wednesday, November 19, 7 pm. Flora of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Plant Ecologist and Conservationist Maria Mantas will present her botanical explorations through the Bob Marshall Wilderness, displaying common and rare native flora found there, from river bottoms to mountain peaks. Maria conducted vegetation and floristic surveys on the Flathead National Forest for 20 years before moving into a career of conservation, where she worked as Science Director for the Nature Conservancy. Maria currently is the Executive Director of the Swan Ecosystem Center based in Condon. Everyone is invited to a 5:30 meeting to discuss Plant Society business and activities. Sack dinners are welcome.

NOTE: Date updated from that in the Fall Kelseya Wednesday, December 10, 5:30 pm. Annual Holiday Party, starting with visiting and refreshments and followed by a potluck supper. The gathering is at Sukey Pfirman’s and Tim Strand’s home at 937 Denver St. Whitefish. (Over the viaduct in Whitefish on Wisconsin, about .5 mile on right is Denver St. Turn right. Go to the cul de sac at the end of the street. House is on right.) Bring a potluck dish, beverages, an inexpensive or recycled gift and holiday cheer. For more info call Sukey at: 730-2537.

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