36 chapters statewide
With 36 chapters statewide, CNPS offers many opportunities to get involved and have fun. Each chapter is unique and has its own priorities based on chapter member interest. All enjoy the strengths and legal benefits of being one incorporated non-profit organization, but chapters elect their own officers and manage their own chapter budgets.
If you’d like to change/update your chapter affiliation, please contact us at email@example.com or (916) 738-7604.
When you join CNPS, be sure to choose a chapter affiliation to learn about local events and contacts. Examples of chapter activities include:
Monthly meetings and speaker programs
Protect what’s local!
Tours & Shows
Garden tours and wildflower shows
Get inspired by your local experts
A great native plant selection for a great cause
Nature walks, hikes, field trips
Stopping the spread of invasive species
Public outreach and education
Creating beauty in your community
Caring for local treasures
Rare plants and vegetation volunteers
Chapter Council & Quarterly Meetings
Representatives from all 36 CNPS chapters meet four times a year during quarterly meeting weekends. In the chapter council session, these delegates discuss CNPS policies, share successes and lessons learned, vote in organizational elections, and more. Quarterly meetings and chapter council sessions are open to all CNPS members and friends! Learn more here.
Did you know that CNPS is international? We’re proud to have a Baja California chapter, partnering with experts and volunteers in Mexico. The CNPS Baja Chapter is actively engaged in protecting Mexico’s only vernal pools.
CNPS Baja Chapter
From the Blog
The storms that pummeled California last winter allowed our hardy photosynthetic friends to exhibit a grand display of color palettes as they emerged from the thirsty sands once again to take your breath away.
When the oaks are masting, acorns fall in remarkable numbers, with a mature oak (between 40 and 120 years old) producing upwards of 10,000 acorns. This abundance can alter migration routes of acorn eaters . . .
Conserving the genetic variation of our flora is of utmost importance if we’re to be prepared for future restoration and recovery efforts, especially under the threats of climate change, catastrophic fire, and invasive species.