Dogwood District Meeting 2019

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Date & Time
Tue 22 Oct 2019
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM Central Time

Cornerstone Building
202 W. Kentucky Ave
Franklin KY 42134
Franklin Garden Club 301-247-3530
Dogwood District

The 2019 Dogwood District Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22 October, at the Cornerstone Building of the Franklin Presbyterian Church (202 W. Kentucky Ave) in Franklin KY. The General Meeting will start at 10 a.m. (Central Time).

Registration: $28 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Register before October 8th to avoid the $5 late fee.

SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

  •   8:30 AM – Registration and Hospitality
  •   9:00 AM – Board of Governors Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – General Meeting – Reports Session
  •  11:30 PM – Luncheon
  •  12:15 PM – Program by Dr. Dwayne Estes of Southeastern Grasslands Initiative.
  •   1:00 PM – General Meeting – Business Session

Fun things to do when the meetings aren’t in session

  • Visit the Monarch Waystation across the street
  • Shop at the Silent Auction and the Boutique
  • Play the scavenger hunt on Franklin’s town square
  • Visit with friends and meet new people

Got company with you or doing more touring after the meeting? 

  • Golf at Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Course
  • Antique shops in town and at Exit 2.
  • Kentucky Downs (exit 2), retired race horses and off-track betting
  • Historical Museum, art gallery, and charming town square



Dr. Dwayne Estes

Southeastern Grassland Initiative

Dwayne Estes serves as executive director at Southeastern Grasslands Initiative. He is a Full Professor of Biology, Director of the APSU Herbarium, and Principal Investigator for the Center of Excellence for Field Biology. In January 2017, he co-founded SGI with colleague, Theo Witsell. Under his leadership as director of SGI, the fledgling organization has secured more than $2 million dollars in funding, and in the past five years he and his collaborators have been awarded three grants from the National Science Foundation.

 Dwayne’s research interests include the flora, ecology, history, biodiversity, and biogeography of the Southeastern U.S. with emphasis on grasslands. He has published 20+ publications and co-authored the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee published in 2015 by the University of Tennessee Press. He enjoys mentoring his six graduate students and working hand-in-hand with a dedicated SGI team. He has been active in building diverse support for Southeastern US grasslands conservation, including bringing together philanthropists, government agencies, non-profits, corporate and small-business partners, private landowners and ranchers, historians, educators, and citizen scientists.