Newton Conservators Annual Meeting May 9, 2024 Successful

Newton Conservators Annual Meeting on May 9, 2024 at American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street, Newton,  featured a presentation on “Seeds of Change: Promoting Plant Biodiversity in Our Community,” by Michael Piantedosi, Director of Conservation for Native Plant Trust.

Michael spoke about the use of native seeds to maintain overall biodiversity on public and private landscapes at scales from the hyperlocal to the international.  Since earning his undergraduate degree in Plant Biology & Environmental Conservation at the University of New Hampshire, Michael has worked in regional herbaria, at the Museum of Science in Boston, and with Woodman Horticultural Experiment Farm. At Native Plant Trust, he managed the New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP), a regional volunteer consortium of professional botanists and ecologists, before becoming NPT’s Director of Conservation in 2019.