Valley of Flowers Chapter

 Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place in room 108 of the Plant Bioscience Building on the
west side of 11th Avenue, on the main MSU campus.

For further information contact Jeff Copeland: 582-7671,

Joanne Jennings

608 South 7th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-9585(406) 586-9585  


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Programs and Activities

January 13, 2015:  Mandeville Creek Project - Robin Hompesch and collaborators will discuss the project to restore Mandeville Spring Creek, which flows through central Bozeman, including the MSU and Bozeman High School campuses. There are a number of opportunities for MNPS involvement in the project, including in the teaching aspects, plus landscape design and restoring native plants to the creek corridor. 

February 10:  Vegetation Status of Yellowstone Park - Hal Hunter, NRCS State Forester (retired), will present on the topic of the Northern Range (winter range) in Yellowstone National Park and how it has changed over time. He’ll compare sets of photographs from the earliest days of the Park, the 1970s and 2013-14, and also discuss the changing management philosophy over time. 

March 17:  In a Fescue Meadow - Dr. Tad Weaver, MSU Plant Ecologist (retired), will relate his observations over decades of following a native plant meadow in southwest Montana.

April 14: Propagating Native Plants - Kathie Settevendemie will lead a workshop on the techniques for propagating the most popular types of Montana plants that are used in landscaping. Kathy and her husband own and operate Blackfoot Native Plants Nursery outside of Potomac, Montana, and she currently serves as president of MNPS. 

April 25: Clean Up Bozeman Day (Earth Day) We’ll continue our highly-successful battle against spotted knapweed and other invasives on the Kagy Boulevard roadcut, then move over to the Pollinator Garden in Langohr Park for its spring cleanup. Meet at the roadcut, just east of Kagy & South Church, at 9:00 a.m. Bring a digger and gloves. Info: Joanne at 586-9585.