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April 2019

“Wild Yards Project: The New Wilderness Begins at Home”

April 16 @ 6:30 pm
Balboa Park, 1600 Village Pl
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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David Newsom speaks about the company he founded, Wild Yards Project. WYP is a collaboration of story-tellers and native plant professionals working together to inspire people not just in California but across the country to transform their yards into native-plant habitat.

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#IPAs4IPAs at Urban Roots Sacramento

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Roots Brewery & Smokehouse, 1322 V St
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Celebrate Native Plant Week with CNPS! Thursday, April 18, come enjoy an IPA with CNPS members and staff and learn about the CNPS Important Plant Areas (IPA) program. We'll have fun activities and giveaways (coasters, stickers, Flora magazines, and more) for attendees. We'll be hanging on the outdoor patio! Share pictures from your night on social media. Use the hashtags #IPAs4IPAs & #nativeplantweek and tag @californianativeplantsociety. About the California Native Plant Society: CNPS is a statewide organization working to save…

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Happy Hour for Young Angelinos in Land Care

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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A networking opportunity — chat with like-minded young gardeners, landscapers, plant and land lovers over a beer at Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St., Los Angeles. This is a chance for young folks interested in caring for the land to network outside the social media world and start some interesting conversations about how young people can use native plants in caring for the land, in Los Angeles and beyond! This event is cosponsored by Saturate, Inc. and CNPS. For…

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58th Annual Wildflower Show

April 19 - April 21
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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Co-chairs Brian LeNeve and Michael Mitchell invite you to the Annual Wildflower Show at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This winter’s rainfall has, so far, made up for its unusually late start and we are hoping that we may have a fine wildflower season and be able to put on a spectacular show with over 700 specimens on display. During the show, 10am-5pm April 19-21, members of CNPS will be available to identify plants or (hopefully) photos of…

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Native Plant Week | Coffee in the Garden

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Lowell Elementary School Native Plant Garden, 5201 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States
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School garden sign. Credit Karen Taylor.

Join CNPS Garden Ambassador Karen Taylor at the Lowell Elementary School for coffee and to learn about the school's native plant garden.  Go on a scavenger hunt through this blooming garden to look for and learn about native plants!

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Bag Lunch and Poetry Reading among the Flowers

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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Prickly phlox (Linanthus californicus, synonym Leptodactylon californicum) brightens a steep slope with bigberry manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) at Santa Clarita Woodlands Park, Los Angeles County. Photo: Kendra Sikes

Eaton Canyon Nature Center, patio or picnic area. We have some poems and please bring your own! And bring your own lunch. For questions contact Gabi McLean at

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San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail Hike – Sold Out

April 20

Leader: Doug Allshouse The Summit Trail is a very popular and spectacular 3-mile loop that stretches over the northern portion of the mountain and is the most species-rich trail. It passes through a logged eucalyptus forest and descends past active seeps until it reaches April Brook. We’ll see horsetails, fringe cups, iris, coast rock cress, and at least five ferns. From there we head up to Bitter Cherry Ridge with rocky outcrops covered with fog lichens and views of the…

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Caliente Ridge, Carrizo Plain Natl. Monument

April 20
Meet at Santa Margarita Park & Ride Atascadero, CA 93422 United States + Google Map

We will drive through the Monument to towards the Camp Selby and on to the top of Caliente Ridge (high clearance vehicle recommended).    Meet at the Santa Margarita Exit Park and Ride. Bring plant guides or plan to purchase one during the trip. Also, bring adequate water, food, and dress in layers for the weather; a hat and sturdy shoes is advised. For more information contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459-2103

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Native Plant Week | White Point Nature Preserve

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Join hundreds of members of the community, including CNPS Garden Ambassador Megan Wolff, and help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden! We will be planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more. Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! Plus fun children art activities, music performances and a guided nature walk! 

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Native Plant Extravaganza and Garden Art Fundraiser for Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay area, various locations, 2777 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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A native garden in Berkeley, California

A percentage of all purchases will go to support the Tour! Shop for native plants, garden art, and hand-crafted nature-themed items at this special fundraiser for the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour! Native plants will be available for purchase at East Bay Wilds in Oakland, and at the Watershed Nursery in Richmond. Oakland – East Bay Wilds is located at 2777 Foothill Blvd., Oakland (note that the entrance is on 28th Ave.) Owner Pete Veilleux grows more than four hundred kinds of natives that…

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