To connect to your local chapter, or to find other events in your region, see this page for a list and map of CNPS chapters. Even more events from CNPS chapters and partners can be viewed on the Horticulture Events Calendar.
North Coast Chapter
Field Trip: Orchids in the Dunes
Saturday, August 2, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Do our dainty, native orchids bloom in a dry year? Join Carol Ralph on the forest and dune trails of Lanphere Dunes to find out. Learn about five species of orchid that live there. Walk 1-2 miles, partly on soft sand. Meet at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd, Arcata) to carpool to the protected site. Co-sponsored by CNPS and Friends of the Dunes. Call (707) 444-1897 to RSVP.
Sacramento Valley Chapter
Field Trip to Grass Lake
Saturday, August 2
Ever wanted to walk over a lake? Here's your chance! Join Carol Witham for a delightful outing to explore a rare sphagnum mat that grows atop Grass Lake in the Tahoe area. You are sure to find this a memorable experience. Contact Pam Kirkbride or 916-687-8134 for information about meeting places and times.
Yerba Buena Chapter
Program Meeting: Reviewing the Rarity Status Plants from Northern California
Thursday, August 7, 7:30 PM
Meet CNPS's Rare Plant Botanist, Aaron Sims, and learn more about the rare plants known from within the boundaries of the Yerba Buena Chapter of CNPS, along with current data and information that still needs to be acquired. This presentation will introduce some of the reasons California has such a rich flora diversity, explore some new additions to the Northern California flora, and report on some rare plants that have gone unnoticed in recent decades. Recreation Room, Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Field Trip to Tejon Ranch Conservancy
Saturday, August 9
No more than 20 people will be allowed to participate, so be sure to contact Patty Gradek as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Patty will send an email a week in advance to see who is still interested, to ask the number in your party, and to provide the meeting time and place. It will be an all day field trip so please bring your lunch and water and everything else you will need for a day in the field. Please advise Patty if you are unable to go.
San Diego Chapter
Seed and Bulb Work Party, Lakeside
Sunday, August 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join the party! Meet at Lakeside's River Park Conservancy, 12108 Industry Rd., Lakeside, CA 92040. For questions and more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Meeting: SNAMP Project
Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 PM
Kimberly Ingram, of the UC Cooperative Extension, will discuss an 8 year collaborative research effort among the US Forest Service, UC faculty scientists, UC Cooperative Extension staff and a cadre of community volunteers - to determine the effects of fuel reduction projects on forest health, fire behavior, water quality and wildlife. Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, just off Highway 49, in Nevada City.
Native Plant Sale, Mammoth Lakes
Saturday, August 30, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The third and final Mammoth region plant sale for the summer will be on Saturday, August 30 (Labor Day weekend). For the latest information on what plants will be available and where to go, contact Mammoth Regional Plant Sale Coordinator Sherry Taylor and ask to be added to her mailing list for the latest updates! Note: the Bishop region plant sale will be held Sept. 13, so it is still not your last chance to purchase plants from the Bristlecone Chapter this summer!
Mount Lassen Chapter
Field Trip to Deadfall Lakes on Mt. Eddy
Sunday, August 31, 8:00 AM
Meet at the Chico Park and Ride west lot (Hwys 32/99) in time to leave by 8 AM. Wear sturdy shoes, bring lunch, water, sun/insect protection, hiking gear, and money for ride sharing. We will drive Hwy I-5 139 miles north to exit 751 just past Weed. We will then drive 13 miles southwest on Stewart Springs Rd to the trailhead. Along the easy 2 mile walk to Lower Deadfall Lake, at about 6300 ft elevation, we will see Darlingtonia pitcher plants, gentians, and a striking Lewisia. The area features an isolated stand of Port Orford cedars. After lunch some may opt to make the short, strenuous climb to Upper Deadfall Lake at 7130 ft. Call for information about camping or overnight accommodation. Leaders: Woody Elliott (530) 588-2555 and Wes Dempsey (530) 342-2293.