The society is taking a special interest in Purdon Fen, where there are thousands
of Cypripedium reginae growing. This area is managed by the Mississippi Valley Conservation
Authority (MVCA), and is dependant on private donations. Society members are encouraged
to donate through their "adopt-an-orchid" program.
Over the past many years, one of our members (Marilyn Light) has undertaken a detailed
study of the propagation of the Cypripedium reginae orchids, considering all aspects
through pollination, seed setting, seed ripening, germination, growth and flowering.
A key part of the Society’s mission is to support orchid conservation, not only locally
but whenever there is an opportunity to make a difference. The Society has recently
(2018) made a contribution to a new Dracula reserve in Ecuador, established through
the Orchid Conservation Alliance.