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March 2020

Vail Lake Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

March 15
Vail Lake, CA CA 92536 United States + Google Map

Vail Lake, CA- East of Temecula | Orange County Chapter Sunday, March 15th Leader: Jonathan Frank, jfrank97@live.com More details soon. An unusual region, where the coastal and desert flora meet, with representation from both. If rainfall cooperates, this can be a very good location for wildflowers. Free and open to all. Physical Difficulty: Moderate. Bring hat, sunscreen, camera, wildflower book/notepad, water and hiking shoes/boots and lunch. Water and restrooms are sporadic in the area, but none in the trip area. Plant…

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Alta Peak Chapter Program: Planting for Birds

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tulare County Office of Education, 6200 S Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277 United States
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John Rowden, National Audubon Society, will present “Planting for Birds”. Held at Tulare County Office of Education 6200 S Mooney Blvd., south of Mooney Grove Park. No host dinner at Marie Callender’s at Mooney Blvd. and Hwy 198 at 5:15pm. *Co-Sponsored with Tulare County Audubon Society  

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25th Annual Spring Outing Botanical Excursion (Register by Feb 20)

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, 10243 Saratoga Springs Rd
Upper Lake, CA 95485 United States
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Early-Bird deadline for SO BE FREE Register by Oct 1 for early-bird pricing here: https://bryophyte.cnps.org/images/pdf/SBF25Announcement.pdf SO BE FREE is a series of West Coast forays started by the Bryolab at UC Berkeley in 1996. The main focus is on bryophytes, but the foray is open to all botanists and we encourage experts on other groups to come along and smell the liverworts. We welcome specialists and generalists, professionals and amateurs, master bryologists and rank beginners. SO BE FREE is held…

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Tule River Parkway Workshop

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on March 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Learn to use Observer Pro to document locations of plants along the paved paths. Download the app Observer Pro before walk if you want to learn on your own device. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye Street.  Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy walk 1 mile, no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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“Ditch Your Lawn” Workshop for the Levan Institute

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305 United States
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April 2020

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

CNPS-San Diego Chapter is pleased to announce the “The Artful California Native Garden” Tour for Saturday April 4, 2020. The tour will highlight artists in select gardens and focus on the inland native gardens of San Diego East County. Learn more at: https://www.cnpssd.org/events/gardentour2020

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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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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 water, no restrooms are available, trail cleanup supplies will be provided.

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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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