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February 2020

Home Landscaping in a Changing Climate: Fire Smart, Water Wise, and Biodiverse

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Ross, CA 94957 United States
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Please join us for this special one-day symposium. Registration is now open! As the climate warms and the weather gets less predictable, Bay Area home gardeners find themselves facing contradictory directives from public agencies that are each trying to address one part of the looming problem. It seems as though we may be facing a lot of hard choices. Or can we find a way to work with nature to have home landscapes that are resilient in fire and drought,…

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San Pedro Valley County Park, Hazelnut Trail

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Pedro Valley County Park, 600 Osstag Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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The Hazelnut Trail on Montara Mountain offers probably more diversity than any other area around here. A reason for that may be because it contains a rich mix of inland and maritime chaparral in the process of replacing a diverse grassland. In the absence of frequent burning practiced by the indigenous people, woody plants displace the grasses and wildflowers, and you can see that process happening here. We start out from the Visitor’s Center and cross the creek coming down…

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March 2020

Urban Biodiversity Inventory

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recreation Room of the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave & Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Speakers: Peter Brastow, Rebecca Johnson, and Lew Stringer on the Urban Biodiversity Inventory

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CNPS Quarterly Gathering

March 13 - March 15
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Road
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Learn more and register here Join the Marin Chapter for the CNPS quarterly gathering in Tiburon, CA. Friday, March 13 Field Trip - 3:00-4:30 pm Old St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve. Meet at gate at end of Heathcliff Dr. in Tiburon. Dinner Meet-up - 6-9:00 pm Saturday, March 14 light breakfast - 8:00 am  Council session - 8:30 am Social - 5:30 pm Dinner - 6:45 pm Speaker: Terry Gosliner - Mt. Tamalpais, Marin's Iconic Treasure Terry Gosliner is a CNPS member…

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Vail Lake Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

March 15
Vail Lake, CA CA 92536 United States + Google Map

Vail Lake, CA- East of Temecula | Orange County Chapter Sunday, March 15th Leader: Jonathan Frank, More details soon. An unusual region, where the coastal and desert flora meet, with representation from both. If rainfall cooperates, this can be a very good location for wildflowers. Free and open to all. Physical Difficulty: Moderate. Bring hat, sunscreen, camera, wildflower book/notepad, water and hiking shoes/boots and lunch. Water and restrooms are sporadic in the area, but none in the trip area. Plant…

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Alta Peak Chapter Program: Planting for Birds

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tulare County Office of Education, 6200 S Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277 United States
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John Rowden, National Audubon Society, will present “Planting for Birds”. Held at Tulare County Office of Education 6200 S Mooney Blvd., south of Mooney Grove Park. No host dinner at Marie Callender’s at Mooney Blvd. and Hwy 198 at 5:15pm. *Co-Sponsored with Tulare County Audubon Society  

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25th Annual Spring Outing Botanical Excursion (Register by Feb 20)

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, 10243 Saratoga Springs Rd
Upper Lake, CA 95485 United States
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Early-Bird deadline for SO BE FREE Register by Oct 1 for early-bird pricing here: SO BE FREE is a series of West Coast forays started by the Bryolab at UC Berkeley in 1996. The main focus is on bryophytes, but the foray is open to all botanists and we encourage experts on other groups to come along and smell the liverworts. We welcome specialists and generalists, professionals and amateurs, master bryologists and rank beginners. SO BE FREE is held…

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Tule River Parkway Workshop

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on March 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Learn to use Observer Pro to document locations of plants along the paved paths. Download the app Observer Pro before walk if you want to learn on your own device. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye Street.  Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy walk 1 mile, no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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“Ditch Your Lawn” Workshop for the Levan Institute

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305 United States
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April 2020

CNPS-San Diego Artful California Native Garden Tour

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego County San Diego, CA United States + Google Map

CNPS-San Diego Chapter is pleased to announce the “The Artful California Native Garden” Tour for Saturday April 4, 2020. The tour will highlight artists in select gardens and focus on the inland native gardens of San Diego East County. Learn more at:

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