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  • Kathy Bilton
    Next BSW Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 6th 7:00 PM Speaker: Dr. Paul Yarowsky Topic: Water-Insoluble Neurotoxins from Cycas micronesica Recreate the Spectrum
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      Next BSW Meeting
      Date: Tuesday, January 6th 7:00 PM
      Speaker: Dr. Paul Yarowsky
      Topic: Water-Insoluble Neurotoxins from Cycas micronesica Recreate the
      Spectrum of Guamanian Neurological Diseases

      (Further details can be found at the bottom of this email.)

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      New tree ID manual for Virginia:
      http://www.dof.virginia.gov/website/index-online-store.shtml

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      From Steven Lonker:

      The Montgomery County Sierra Club is sponsoring four talks this winter
      that may be of interest to members of the Botanical Society of Washington.
      Jean Schwab, EPA's GreenScapes Program Manager, will give the first talk
      on Sunday, January 11:

      ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL LANDSCAPING FOR SMALL AND LARGE PROPERTY OWNERS
      Sunday, January 11, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jean Schwab, EPA's GreenScapes
      Program Manager, talks about gardening with native plants; limiting
      pesticide, fertilizer, and water use; controlling storm water runoff;
      reducing waste through composting; and success stories. Bethesda Regional
      Services Center, Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD. 301-438-3453
      Free.

      The rest of the schedule can be seen here:
      http://maryland.sierraclub.org/montgomery/sections/events.asp

      Other talks include: Managing Deer In Suburban Landscapes and Gardening
      for Wildlife

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      From Edd Barrows:

      Please check out environmental events at
      http://www1.georgetown.edu/centers/environment/58651.html and mark your
      calenders.

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      If you are not sure whether you owe dues for 2009, you can check this
      spreadsheet:

      http://www.botsoc.org/BSWDUES2009.xls

      Dues of $10 for one, $15 for two at the same address should be sent to:

      Paul Peterson
      Department of Botany, MRC-166
      National Museum of Natural History
      Smithsonian Institution
      P.O. Box 37012
      Washington, DC 20013-7012

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      Date: Tuesday, January 6th 7:00 PM

      Speaker: Dr. Paul Yarowsky

      Topic: Water-Insoluble Neurotoxins from Cycas micronesica Recreate the
      Spectrum of Guamanian Neurological Diseases

      Dr. Yarowsky is Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental
      Therapeutics at University of Maryland School of Medicine. His talk will
      focus on the relationship of Cycas micronesica, the people on Guam, and
      human degenerative diseases.

      Meeting location: Cathy Kerby Room (Room CE-340), Smithsonian
      Institution, National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. and Constitution
      Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Use the Constitution Avenue entrance; wait to
      be escorted up. As usual, light refreshments will be served prior to and
      after the presentation.

      Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant,
      1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington. Phone 202-347-7707. The
      restaurant is diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th
      and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the Museum, with Federal Triangle the
      nearest Metro station, and Metro Center also nearby.

      Webpage: http://www.botsoc.org/
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