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March 2020

All CNPS events cancelled through at least April 7

March 16 - April 7
CA United States + Google Map

All CNPS events are cancelled through at least April 7 to help protect our community from the coronavirus. We will monitor the situation closely and update as we can. Some chapters are canceling or postponing spring events. We will try to keep this page up to date, but please check with your local chapter to see if an event is still happening. Please follow the lead of your local public health department and officials. Each community is dealing with a different set of…

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April 2020

CANCELLED: 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

This event is cancelled to help protect our community from the coronavirus. The tour will highlight artists in select gardens and focus on the inland native gardens of San Diego East County.  

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CANCELLED: Tule River Parkway Event

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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This event is cancelled to help protect our community from the coronavirus. Help with trail cleanup and/or enter a photography contest. Contest requires photo be taken on this day in the Tule River Corridor within the Porterville Area. Complete contest rules available at event.  Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye Street. Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy walking on your own pace and distance, no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring…

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All RPTH outings currently cancelled or postponed

April 7
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All of our public Rare Plant Treasure Hunt events have been cancelled or postponed in order to protect the health of our volunteers and community members. Please check back later this spring for updates. We will try to schedule new events this spring or summer once recommendations from the CDC and other public health departments deem small group events to be safe again. The CNPS Rare Plant Program wishes each of you to stay safe and well during this time.

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Alta Peak Chapter Field Trip

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commnuity Park, 35680 CA-190
Springville, CA 93265 United States
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Moderately strenuous wildflower hike on a dirt road up to the forebay of the Tule River Powerplant, 4.5-mile round trip with elevation gain of 1000 ft., near the junction of Hwy 190 and Rd 208. We expect to see a great wildflower display with an opportunity to view the regrowth of a recently burned area. Meet at 9 am at Community Park in Springville on Hwy 190. Bring at least 2 liters of water and a bag lunch.  

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Spring Plant Sale and Wildflower Show

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
Skyline Wilderness Park, 2201 Imola Ave
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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Over 1000 hard-to-find native plants, more than 125 species, available for purchase. Plant knowledgeable specialists ready to assist you with your questions and choices. Admission is free.

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Iris Festival

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Porterville Chamber of Commerce, 93 N Main St
Porterville, CA 93257 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 will be with other members who have done this in the past. Email Cathy with questions or to sign up to help. Contacts- (BB) bbrydolf@gmail.com, (CC) cathycaponemail@gmail.com or 559 361-9164  

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May 2020

Fifteenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Events

This award-winning tour features 42 beautiful Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants.  On the day of the Tour art will be available for sale at a dozen gardens and live music will be performed at seven.  Children’s activities will be offered at two. This self-drive tour showcases a variety of gardens, from large wooded lots in the hills to small parcels in the flats. Native plants will be available…

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