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January 2020

Tule Rive Parkway Walk

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Explore local river trail on a docent-led family friendly walk on a paved path. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye St. Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy 2 mile walk no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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Tule River Parkway Walk

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Explore local river trail on a docent-led family friendly walk on a paved path. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye St. Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy 2 mile walk no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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Chapter Meeting with New Calflora Tools for CNPS Users

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Balboa Park, 1600 Village Pl
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Speaker: Cythia Powell, Executive Director Calflora Join Calflora’s Executive Director Cynthia Powell to discuss new Calflora tools for CNPS Calflora users. Calflora’s plant database hosts over 2 million plant occurrences, some of which come directly from San Diego CNPS members. Cynthia will cover Calflora’s new plant photo project, planting guide, population monitoring tools, email alerts, and speak more generally about the uses of Calflora for CNPS chapters. She would also like to know how Calflora can better serve the San…

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CNPS-SD Winter Native Gardening Workshop

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Details TBD

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WORKSHOP: Integrating Sustainable Practices into Your Native Garden

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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CNPS-San Diego is excited to present a day-long workshop that includes five presentations on understanding symbiotic relationships in your native garden and incorporating sustainable and regenerative practices. Topics include bringing wilderness into your backyard, harvesting rainwater, understanding and regenerating your soil, permaculture and agroecology, and tips and tricks from design to install from a recent landscape installation. The workshop will be held in the beautiful, contemporary auditorium of the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. An extended 80-minute lunch…

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Galapagos Islands: Magical Cradle of Evolution with John Kipping

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682 United States
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The El Dorado Chapter of the CNPS is pleased to present local naturalist John Kipping to talk about his many adventures as a tour guide of las islas encantadas or the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos archipelago was, and is being formed by active volcanoes and comprises over 3,000 square miles of islands spread over 23,000 square miles of ocean. Animals and plants had to float, swim, or fly to reach these islands 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador.  Once…

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February 2020

Lobos Creek Valley, Presidio of San Francisco

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lobos Creek Valley kiosk, 1750 Lincoln Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
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Lobos Creek Valley has been called "a blazing landmark on the map of Bay Area restoration" (Orion Afield, 2002). The watershed contains some of the best examples of dune and riparian vegetation in San Francisco. Over 20 acres of dune habitat have been restored to support rare plants such as San Francisco lessingia (Lessingia germanorum), dune gilia (Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis) and San Francisco spineflower (Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata). Current restoration efforts are focused on the arroyo willow and coast live oak riparian zone along…

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San Francisco’s Changing Landscape—A Picture History

February 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 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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The slide presentation will show the evolution of San Francisco's landscape with historic photos of the dunes, grasslands, trees, creeks, lakes and the Bayshore. Greg will discuss what has been lost and what is being preserved of San Francisco's natural heritage. Greg Gaar is a native San Franciscan who became an environmentalist and park advocate because he watched the loss of the open spaces where he played as a youngster.  He was a photojournalist for forty years and collects historic photos…

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Visalia Springfest

February 8 - February 10
Visalia Convention Center, 303 E Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA 93291 United States
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Chapter will host an information booth. We need volunteers to help greet the public, pass out pamphlets, assist participants to plant acorns in small pots to take home, and sell plants and books. Volunteers get free admission to event. Email Barbara with questions or to sign up.

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Early Spring Walk on Bayview Hill

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bayview Park CA United States + Google Map

After the winter rains, early spring is a rewarding time to visit Bayview Hill.  The Hill has many early blooming natives including several lomatiums and other members of the carrot or parsnip family.  Johnny Jump-up, in the violet family, host plant of the endangered Callippe Siverspot butterfly, will be in bloom.  We may also see members of the iris, lily and lupine families.  The many California grassland natives in bloom are delightfully visible during this time of year before the…

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