Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for participants to check-in before the program begins at 9:00.)
In the event we need to postpone due to inclement weather, the TENTATIVE SNOW DATE is March 9 (see more details under "Refunds and Cancellations").
For questions about content, speakers or payment:
Carol A. Heiser, Education Section Manager & Habitat Ed. Coordinator
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
For questions about registration:
Virginia Witmer, Outreach Coordinator
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
After you've paid for the event, if you later need to cancel, you must request the refund IN WRITING by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT, whether you paid by credit card OR check. In the e-mail 'Subject' line enter "Refund Request for Habitat Forum," and in the BODY of your message be sure to include your name, address, contact telephone number and a reason for the refund request.
We will follow the cancellation policy of Germanna Community College. PLEASE CHECK THE COLLEGE WEB SITE at www.germanna.edu and click on 'Weather Alerts' at upper right for STATUS of College delay or closing. (Numerous TV stations and Radio stations are also listed there, and you can fill out their online form to receive text alerts on your phone.) In the event that Germanna Community College will be opening Feb. 24 with a "2 HOUR DELAY," we will PROCEED with the event, starting at 10:30 a.m.. If the College will be CLOSED all day Feb. 24, we will make an attempt to reschedule for a later date (TENTATIVE SNOW DATE is MARCH 9). If we're able to postpone the event, we'll notify you by e-mail. Please be patient before contacting us about the change of plans, as it will likely take us several days to try and reschedule. You'll be notified as soon as we have new information, and you'll then have the option of remaining on the registration list for the new date, or you may request a refund IN WRITING (email@example.com), in order to cancel your registration and receive a refund.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
A regional forum sponsored by the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) Habitat Partners© Program, with support from the Virginia Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program at the VA Department of Environmental Quality. DGIF and CZM are co-coordinators of the Virginia Native Plants Marketing Partnership, a consortium of organizations committed to developing and implementing statewide communication and marketing strategies that encourage the use of Virginia native plants in the landscape.
A few tables will be set up during the forum for you to give away any supplemental materials, handouts or related resources to the other participants - just bring the handouts with you, and we'll set them out as you arrive. LIMITED space may also be available for a few small table displays, at no additional fee, if you make advance arrangements by at least one week before the event.
Please contact Carol.Heiser@dgif.virginia.gov to inquire about space availability for a formal table display.” Only people who have registered and paid to attend the event will be able to request display space.
DOUG TALLAMY, PhD, Professor (Department of
Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware)-
Author, Bringing Nature Home and The Living
NANCY ADAMSON, PhD, Pollinator Conservation Specialist (Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)
CLAUDIA WEST, MLA, Ecological Sales Manager (North Creek Nurseries) - Author, Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
ROD SIMMONS, Natural Resource Specialist, Plant Ecologist (Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria VA)
AUSTIN KANE, Project Associate (Conservation Management Institute, Virginia Tech)
STEP ONE: Complete the on-line form (separate form for each person, please)
STEP TWO: Submit your payment - see below
You must fill out the on-line form at the link above, and then in order to complete your registration and be added to the participant list, submit your $50.00 payment at the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, per instructions below. The registration fee covers participation in all sessions and lunch.
Because spaces are filling up fast, we are adding registrants to the participant list in the order that their payments are being received. It is therefore strongly recommended that you pay your registration fee as soon as you fill out the on-line form. Once the Forum is full, we will close this online site. If your payment has not been submitted before the Forum fills, we may not be able to add you to the participant list.
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD (Visa or Master Card ONLY), CALL 1-866-721-6911, and at the first prompt select OPTION 2, then at the second prompt select OPTION 3, in order to speak to a DGIF Customer Service representative. You will need to identify that you are making a registration payment for the Habitat Forum on February 24th, 2016, and the Service representative will obtain additional information in order to process your credit card payment over the phone. (Online payment is not available for this event.)
TO PAY BY CHECK, make $50.00 check payable to “Treasurer of Virginia,” and in the Memo line indicate “Habitat Forum” and the DATE (Feb. 24). Mail check payment to: VDGIF – ATTN: CUSTOMER SERVICE; 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400; Henrico VA 23228. (Check payments must be received by 5:00 p.m. February 12, 2016.)
** Please note that pre-registration is required, as we will not have a process for taking payments at the door on the day of the event.
REFUNDS and CANCELLATIONS:
After you've paid for the event, if you later need to cancel, you must request the refund IN WRITING by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT, whether you paid by credit card or check. In the e-mail 'Subject' line, enter "Refund Request for Habitat Forum," and in the BODY of your message be sure to include your name, address, contact telephone number and a reason for the refund request.
In the event that the Daniel Technology Center at the Germanna Community College in Culpeper is CLOSED on February 24 due to inclement weather or other unforseen circumstances, we will make an attempt to reschedule for a later date (TENTATIVE SNOW DATE is March 9). If we're able to postpone the event, we'll notify you by e-mail. Please be patient before contacting us about the change of plans, as it will likely take us several days to try and reschedule. You'll be notified as soon as we have the new information, and at that point you'll have the option of remaining on the registration list for the new date, or you may request a refund IN WRITING (email@example.com) in order to cancel your registration, receive a refund and be taken off the list.