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January 2020

San Diego Chapter Board Meeting

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
San Diego Audubon Center, 4010 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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CNPS-SD Executive Board meetings are always the first Wednesday of the month, except when the 1st Wednesday falls on a holiday. Meetings are held at 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego. Members are welcome to attend as observers. To add an issue to the agenda, please email president@cnpssd.org.

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Pruning Workshop with Dale Gradek

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4224 Christmas Tree Lane, 4224 Christmas Tree Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93306https://kern.cnps.org/index.php/events United States
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contact Paul Gipe for details: pgipe@igc.org

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San Bruno Mountain Ridge lichens

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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Lichens are all around us and they have fascinating stories to tell those who listen. Lichens are beautiful, play critical roles in ecosystems, and can act as sensitive environmental indicators because they respond to fine scale ecological conditions. San Bruno Mountain is a particularly interesting destination for lichen explorers; it is an urban conservation success story with significant biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. It has an unusually diverse assortment of lichens, particularly for an urban area, in part because it is…

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The Northern California Botanists Symposium – “The Diversity of Northern California Botany: Challenges and Opportunities”

January 13 - January 14
Bell Memorial Union, Chico State, W 2nd St
Chico, CA 95928 United States
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On January 14-15, 2019, Northern California Botanists will present a two-day symposium titled “Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities” at California State University, Chico, plus a third day of workshops. Also included: a poster session, reception, banquet, keynote speaker. Student stipends available. For details, see: www.norcalbotanists.org

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Jepson Chapter/Solano College Horticulture Club Joint Meeting

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Solano Community College – Biology Laboratory, 4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534 United States
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Maggie Ingalls and Michael Uhler from the East Bay Parks Botanical Garden will talk about California Native Plants. 6:00 PM Solano Community College Building 1000, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield CA  94534

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Firesafe Landscaping with CA Native Plants by Cassy Aoyagi, President, Form LA Landscaping

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd.
Encino, CA 91346 United States
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Credit Saxon Holt.

Our understanding of what puts homes and properties in danger is evolving. We now know that flying embers are most often responsible for home ignition and that homes can burn while nearby foliage remains intact. We also know that steps we took to save water in drought have made us more vulnerable to fire, flooding and mudslides. So where do we go from here? Cassy Aoyagi will discuss the 10 steps we can take in our gardens to protect our…

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Kern Chapter Potluck with Presentation by Jon Keeley, USGS, Nexus between Wildfire, Climate Change and Population Growth in California

January 16
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Lawn to Habitat Garden: A 10 Year Experience in Going Native

January 16 @ 7:00 pm
Church of the Nazarene, 307 E Citrus Ave
Redlands, CA 92374 United States
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At 7 pm on January 16th, CNPS Garden Ambassador Linda Richards will be speaking on ‘Lawn to Habitat Garden: A 10 Year Experience in Going Native’ at the Redlands Horticulture and Improvement Society meeting. After buying a home with a dead lawn in 2008, Richards will share her experience in replacing it with mostly California native plants. initially planted for drought tolerance, their yard ushered in butterflies, bird life, bees and other beneficial bugs to become a rich habitat garden. …

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Sepulveda Basin Tree Planting Event

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sepulveda Basin CA United States

CNPS Student Advisers Richard Rachman and Gio Gomez are hosting a tree planting event near the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. They are planting oak trees in order to boost the native plant population in an area that has notoriously non-native species. We hope you will join us during this Saturday event. Some of the tasks include: shoveling dirt, transporting large amounts of water, handling cocoons used to plant the trees and working in potentially cold conditions. Shovels, gloves, and buckets…

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San Bruno Mountain: Saddle and Bog Trails

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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This field trip is a first-of-the-year winter staple so let’s start with an easy walk around the saddle and bog with East Bay and San Francisco views. The saddle features grasslands, monocultures of gorse, a eucalyptus forest, the headwaters of Colma Creek, and a rare upland wetland. Several past restoration projects offer vivid examples of success and failure and are worth discussing.  The Saddle Trail is a wide fire road and is rich in plant species. Its eastern grasslands share…

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