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January 2016

Chapter Resources January 2016

Hello CNPS Chapter Volunteers and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In this monthly e-mail, you will find chapter support updates and other resources from CNPS staff. Always feel free to contact us with questions and feedback! E-mail Becky Reilly, .

Thank you for making CNPS great!

In this e-mail...
Coming Soon: CNPS Directory Updates
Name Tag Orders Due February 17
2016 CNPS Statewide Workshops
Upcoming New Books from CNPS Press
New Scholarship and Grant Opportunities Forum
This Month's FAQ!
Next Chapter Council Meeting

Reminder: need membership support while Stacey Flowerdew is on maternity leave? We've got you covered! E-mail Becky Reilly at , and we will help you out.

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Horticulture events calendar / How to add events
Event insurance information
Garden tour insurance information
Seller's permit information
How to host a Ditch Your Lawn workshop

Coming Soon: CNPS Directory Updates
It's that time of year again! We are going to start working on updating the CNPS Directory for 2016 soon, so newly printed directories can be picked up at the March chapter council meeting. Start thinking about what changes will need to be made to your chapter's listings now, and we will be in touch soon to ask you for your updates.

Name Tag Orders Due February 17
We will be placing our next order of CNPS name tags in time to be picked up at the March chapter council meeting. Name tags are usually about $8 each, depending on the size of our order, and we will invoice your chapter treasurer for your total. If you would like to order name tags for your chapter, please send your list of names as they should be printed, with chapter affiliations, to Becky Reilly () by February 17.

2016 CNPS Statewide Workshops
The proposed schedule for 2016 statewide plant science workshops is now posted on! Upcoming spring classes include How To Photograph Flowering Plants Like A Pro, Rare Plant Survey Protocols, Measuring & Monitoring Plant Populations, and Wetland & Riparian Plant Identification, plus more in the summer and others TBA soon. Contact Becky Reilly for more information, .

Upcoming New Books from CNPS Press
In early 2016, two new books will be available from CNPS Press! California's Botanical Landscapes: A Pictorial View of the State's Vegetation, by Michael G. Barbour, Julie M. Evens, Todd Keeler-Wolf, and John O. Sawyer, is a beautiful exploration of our native vegetation, with a phenomenal array of photographs paired with interpretive descriptions from California’s top plant ecologists. Kern County Flora: A Key to Vascular Plant Species of Kern County, California, is a modernized 2nd edition from L. Maynard Moe, including updated nomenclature and nearly 300 additional taxa. Stay tuned for exact release dates!

New Scholarship and Grant Opportunities Forum

We have started a new forum, "Scholarship and Grant Opportunities," on the CNPS Forums page where scholarship and grant opportunities can be posted. We are hoping that this will serve as a go-to resource for both students and researchers looking for support for their work and education. If your chapter knows of any opportunities, please feel free to share them on this page, and promote this forum to your community.

This month's FAQ!
Q: If I am leading an event on public land, do I still need to consider insurance?
A: Yes. When you host a chapter event at a park, or other space open to the public, you should check with the landowner/manager or responsible agency to confirm their insurance requirements. Even if the venue is free and open to the public, since CNPS is hosting a group event on their land, special permissions or use permits may need to be obtained, and these may require proof of CNPS's insurance. Why is this important? Say a stair in a public park is broken, and someone in your group trips on the stair and breaks a bone, then files a claim against the park. If CNPS had not secured permission and provided the correct insurance ahead of time to hold a field trip there, the landowner could in turn sue CNPS for holding an uninsured/unsanctioned event on their property. So always check insurance requirements - even for public parks and places!


Next Chapter Council Meeting

March 11-13, 2016
San Pedro, CA

Hosted by the South Coast Chapter

Why should I attend Chapter Council?
1. You will connect with, and learn from, other CNPS members from around the state
2. You get to contribute to important decisions that impact our organization
3. Through social events and field trips, you will meet like-minded people and get to know a new area of the state - it's fun!

Hope to see you there!

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