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November 2016

CNPS Chapter Resources November 2016

Hello CNPS Chapter Volunteers!
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 all that you do for our native plants!

In this e-mail...
Phishing FAQs & Internet Security Guidelines
Newly Revised "Insurance for Chapter Events" PDF Now Available

CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference: Spread the Word!
Publicize Your Fall Events through the Events Calendar
Upcoming CNPS Statewide Workshops
This Month's FAQ!
Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

Admin page of
Chapter Resources E-mail Archive / Last Month's E-mail
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

Phishing FAQs & Internet Security Guidelines
Phishing attacks use e-mail or malicious websites to collect personal and financial information, or infect your computer with malware and viruses. Anyone and any business can be the target of an internet phishing scam, but if you know the warning signs and how to deal with a potential scam, you can decrease your chances of becoming a victim. CNPS staff have put together this quick guide to help you keep your chapter (and personal!) information and finances safe as our organization continues to grow in this digital age. Click here to view the PDF, which is also available on the admin page. Please feel free to get in touch if you have additional questions.

Newly Revised "Insurance for Chapter Events" PDF Now Available

The Insurance for Chapter Events PDF has been updated to further clarify chapter event insurance requirements, the reasons for these requirements, and the request procedure, and now also includes a page of FAQs. All chapter leaders are strongly encouraged to read through this PDF now to become familiar with the process and make sure everything is clear, so that you know what to anticipate when planning your future events. Please contact Becky with any questions or feedback at . Click here to view the PDF, which is also available from the admin page of

CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference: Spread the Word!
It’s time to start spreading the word about the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference, February 1-3 in LA! Promotional materials are available at, including a quarter page ad, and a full-page flyer that’s easily printed for handing out at events (e-mail us if you’d like some printed copies sent to your chapter). Feel free to use and share this content. You can also share the conference’s Facebook event page (short URL: so your members, friends, and colleagues can RSVP and receive updates and announcements through Facebook. Contact Becky Reilly, , with questions. Thank you!

Publicize Your Fall Events through the Events Calendar
Don’t forget to add your upcoming events to the Events Calendar! Fall plant sales, symposia, field trips, or even a call for volunteers - the events calendar is a great tool to help publicize your chapter events. Posting to the calendar is easy, just follow the "Instructions for adding an event to the calendar" PDF available on the admin page of under the “Horticulture Events Calendar” section. If you need assistance, e-mail .

Upcoming CNPS Statewide Workshops
Work has begun on planning for our plant science training workshops in 2017. This year, our schedule will include Intro to Plant Identification, Rare Plant Survey Protocols, Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Releve, Vegetation Mapping, CEQA Impact Assessment, Wetland Plant Identification, and some exciting new topics. A preliminary schedule is available now at!

This month's FAQ!
Q: What happens if I do not submit my chapter’s quarterly sales tax report on time?
A: If you do not submit your quarterly sales report on time, CNPS will have to file an amended sales tax report. This will incur a fee, which will be passed along to your chapter. So to avoid additional fees, and to minimize everyone’s stress, please be sure to submit your sales tax reports to the state office on time. Thank you for your help in making quarterly sales tax reporting hassle-free!

Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

December 2-4, 2016
Berkeley, CA

Co-hosted by the East Bay & Bryophyte Chapters

Why should I attend the Quarterly Meeting?
1. You will connect with, and learn from, other CNPS members and staff from around the state
2. You get to contribute to important decisions that impact our organization during the Chapter Council session, and learn about the projects that CNPS staff are working on
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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