Quarterly Meetings

CNPS quarterly meetings, including chapter council sessions, are usually held in or around the first weeks of March, June, September, and December every year. Each meeting is hosted by a different CNPS chapter in their local area, giving attendees the opportunity to get to know a new part of California, and giving local chapter members the opportunity to engage in the broader dialog of the organization. During the quarterly meeting weekend, typical activities include:

  • Quarterly CNPS chapter council session
  • Field trips to local botanical hot-spots
  • Special speakers and presentations
  • CNPS board of directors meeting
  • Breakout sessions on topics such as member recruitment, chapter admin, conservation, and more
  • A Saturday evening happy hour, banquet, and program speaker
  • Presentations from the Executive Director and other CNPS staff
  • Annual conservation symposium (during the September meeting)

All CNPS members and friends are welcome to attend the quarterly meetings! Please see the schedule of past and upcoming meetings below for details.

CNPS Chapter Council Meeting
CNPS Chapter Council meeting.

Chapter Council Meeting Workspace

Details and workspace here

About Chapter Council

The CNPS chapter council is comprised of 35 delegates, each representing one of CNPS’s local chapters. Chapter council delegates meet four times a year during Quarterly Meeting weekends, where they engage in conversations and decision-making processes surrounding CNPS policies on behalf of their local membership, share successes and lessons learned with other delegates, and vote in CNPS elections. Chapter council meetings are open to all CNPS members and friends.

Past & Upcoming Meetings

The sections below contain meeting dates and locations, including links to the web page for each meeting. Upcoming meetings are posted as soon as they are available. The individual web pages contain meeting agendas, field trip information, registration details, notes from previous chapter council sessions, and more for each meeting.









  • Dec. 8 Berkeley, UCB Botanic Gardens
  • Sep. 8 Santa Cruz, UCSC Arboretum
  • Jun. 2 San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay Community Center
  • Mar. 10 Claremont, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden


  • Dec. Berkeley, UC Berkeley
  • Sep. Arcata
  • Jun. Ridgecrest
  • Mar. Claremont, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden