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July 2019

Plant Propagation Class: Starting from Seeds

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Red Barn Classroom, Bear Valley Visitor Center, 1 Bear Valley Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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Seeds are one of nature’s miracles; think of them as earthbound starships. We’ll continue to learn about plant families and their floral formulas—easily identi-fiable traits found in both fruits and seeds. We’ll talk about the phenology of plants; ethical harvesting; and cleaning, labeling, and storing seeds. You’ll also learn a variety of pre-germination techniques and to “think like nature” to help improve the results of your propa-gation efforts. The class includes hands-on lessons on propagating native plants from seeds and…

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Visitacion Valley Greenway Volunteer Workparty

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Greenway Stewards, Arleta Avenue
San Fransico, CA 94134 United States
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Join the Friends of Visitaction Valley Greenway at a weekly volunteer workparty from 10 am- 12 noon.  Learn new horticultural skills at this green jewel in the heart of the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. Six separate, themed lots between Leland and Tioga streets comprise this open space. The Greenway provides nearly 2 acres of critical outdoor space for a diverse community of wildlife and city-dwellers.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD. Meet at the Arleta Avenue gate between…

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August 2019

Alamo Mountain Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

August 1 - August 5
Alamo Mountain Road CA 93252 United States

              Where: Alamo Mountain, Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County When: August 1-5th (Thursday-Mon) Join for one day or the whole trip! Trip Leader: David Magney Help CNPS conduct a botanical survey and look for rare plants in the upper reaches of the Santa Clara River watershed on Alamo Mountain and the surrounding areas. There will be opportunities to learn Rare Plant Treasure Hunt protocols. Bring water, sturdy shoes, sun protection and be prepared…

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Mt. Eddy Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

August 8
Mt. Eddy CA United States

August 8th, 2019 | Mt. Eddy, Shasta-Trinity National Forest | Shasta Chapter Start training now for our all-day CNPS Rare Plant Treasure Hunt! At 9.0 miles roundtrip and 2150 feet elevation gain, this will definitely be a strenuous hike on an uneven, steep trail. We will not do much botanizing on the way up, needing to keep up a steady pace to reach our goal--the Mt. Eddy Sky Pilot, Polemonium eddyense. The plant only occurs on Mt. Eddy and is…

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Zen of Weeding: SP Taylor Park

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Lagunitas, CA 94938 United States
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Join the Zen of Weeding Volunteers for habitat restoration just before 1pm at the far end of the picnic area. This is easy companionable work, and spending time under the redwoods restores our spirits as well as the habitat. Bring gloves, and get a free parking pass when you volunteer. Contact Nancy if you want to attend, need more park info, or want notification of other work parties at the park.

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Zen of Weeding: SP Taylor Park

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Lagunitas, CA 94938 United States
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Join the Zen of Weeding Volunteers for habitat restoration just before 1pm at the far end of the picnic area. This is easy companionable work, and spending time under the redwoods restores our spirits as well as the habitat. Bring gloves, and get a free parking pass when you volunteer. Contact Nancy if you want to attend, need more park info, or want notification of other work parties at the park.

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“Bryophytes: What Are They and Why Should I Care?”

August 12 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Solano Community College – Biology Laboratory, 4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534 United States
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Join Dr. Stephen Rae, Curator of Bryology at UCD, to figure out what are those little plants in the dirt, on the rocks and stuck to trees around Solano County. Often overlooked, these County residents have been around longer than the flowering plants you focus on in the Horticulture Club! And, if you thought that flowering plants forced you to learn many new terms, bryophytes have a jargon all their own. Come see examples collected nearby. There will be a…

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Third Thursday Weeders

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on September 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on October 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

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Do you grind your teeth in frustration when you see native plants being supplanted by invasive exotic species? If so, the “Third Thursday Weeders” is for you! Spend a companionable day at beautiful Point Reyes and help us protect precious plant habitat in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Weeders meet regularly on the third Thursday of every month, either in the Seashore or at other sites in West Marin. The location of each work party is set in consultation…

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Malacothamnus gracilis Seed Collection & Treasure Hunt

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Lopez Lake, Arroyo Grande, CA, Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 United States
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Where: Lopez Lake Recreation Area, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County When: Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18th Trip Leaders: Keir Morse & Amy Patten Join us at Lopez Lake Recreation Area to collect seed and survey for Malacothamnus gracilis (slender bush-mallow). Lopez Lake has the largest known population of M. gracilis, which we will be collecting seeds from for conservation seed banking at the Ranch Santa Ana Botanic Garden seed bank. We will likely also explore unsurveyed areas…

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Land of Medicine Buddha with Andy Werner

August 19

Land of Medicine Buddha is our favorite starting and ending location, but most of this field trip is actually in the Forest of Nisene Marks. We’ll see some interesting plants and late wildflowers such as harebells. We’ll also hike along a cool shady creek. About ±7 mi and ±700’ elevation gain. Bring water and a lunch or snack along with $5 each for LMB. Led by Andy Werner You must register for field trips online through the Monterey Bay Area…

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