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1% for Orchid Conservation Update 32
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Hello All,

Summary of News:

1. Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association Joins
2. Orchid Art by Charles Hess joins and will Donate 100% of Art Sales to Conservation
3. Orchid Conservation Grants upcoming Deadlines
4. Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary Weekend Programme
5. Orchid Conservation Alliance Field Trips and Benefit Dinner


1. Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association Joins
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SWROGA exists to coordinate the interests of over 20 Orchid Societies and their members in the south west region to grow, exhibit, and conserve orchids. This effort is promoted through scientific and educational programs related to orchids and their propagation, culture, and development. The Conservation Committee focuses the conservation efforts of these societies.

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2. Orchid Art by Charles Hess joins and will Donate 100% of Art Sales to Conservation

Orchid Art by Charles Hess Mission Statement:
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Inspired by both the unique floral paintings, as well as the Amazon conservation efforts of renowned botanical artist Margaret Mee, all proceeds from purchases of limited edition prints from Orchid Art by Charles Hess are donated to the preservation of orchid habitats in the rainforests of South America and Asia, and to the study and preservation of native orchid species in North America. Donations are made annually to 3 organizations: the Rainforest Trust, the Orchid Conservation Alliance, and the North American Orchid Conservation Center at the Smithsonian.

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3. Orchid Conservation Grants upcoming Deadlines

American Orchid Society Conservation Grants: Has Suspended Grants for 2017
http://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=50

New Hampshire Orchid Society Conservation Grants: Ongoing http://www.nhorchids.org/page-1579475

San Francisco Orchid Society Conservation Grants: August 1
http://www.orchidsanfrancisco.org/conservation.html

San Diego Orchid Society Conservation Grant: September 1
http://www.sdorchids.com/ConsFunding.html

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4. Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary Weekend Programme

Nature ProgrammeAt the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary we work closely with the native plants of the Western Ghat mountains in India. Through them we nurture land, water, habitat and community.

A flyer for a weekend programme at Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary.


Flyer: http://www.orchidconservationcoalition.org/update/32/natureprogrammegbs.pdf


We're running it at short notice, and pretty much booked out for the first run after I announced it on facebook. If more people are interested we can do it again. Please read and share with friends.

Contact: Suprabha: jungler@gmail.com.

You can also call me on 09448059414. If you can't get through send me an SMS. As a last resort, call the Sanctuary's (temperamental) landline on 04935-260426 and leave a message and number, and I'll call you back.

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5. Orchid Conservation Alliance Field Trips and Benefit Dinner

Crete and Greece: 15 days April 10 – 24
Amazon Botanical Art and Illustration: 10 Days June 6 – 15
Amazon Orchid Photography: 10 Days June 17 – 26
Ecuador after the World Orchid Conference: 16 Days November 13 – 28

OCA BENEFIT DINNER
Speaker: Lou Jost
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco
Friday, February 24, 2017
6 – 10 PM

See the OCA website for more information: http://orchidconservationalliance.com/

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Mark Sullivan
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AOS Conservation Committee Member