CNPS 2018 Conference Thank You!

A huge thanks to all who helped make our 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference a huge success:

  • To our Conference Chairs, Brad Jenkins and Laura Camp — For your vision, guidance, and support from day 1 of planning all the way to our final day of the event!
  • To our Sponsors — This event wouldn’t be possible without you! Thank you for your generosity and commitment to California’s native plants.
  • To our Dream Team, Volunteers and Local Chapters — You are indispensable. Thank you for your hard work, stellar organization, and smiling faces! (Special shout-out to Robert and Judy Fenerty for more than three 10+hour days by our side.)
  • To the CNPS Board (Present and Past) — Your leadership has made CNPS what it is today!
  • To our Session Chairs and Presenters — Your expertise, insights, and passion inspire all of us to do better and be more!
  • To our Live Auction Conservation Donors – Wow! Grace and generosity under pressure. We thank you!
  • To All Attendees — You make the conference what it is: an incredible, fun gathering of like-minded people. Each person brings something special to this event.
  • To our Abstract Review Team — Thank you for the many hours spent reviewing abstracts and selecting the best of the best to present at our conference.
  • To our Workshop and Field Trip Leaders — For bringing our love of native plants into the world with practical skills and information.
  • To the Student Engagement Team — You’re helping to build the future of California conservation!
  • To our Art/Photo and Tattoo Contest Judges, Poetry Organizers, and Music Jam Makers — You bring the beauty of native plants to life even within the walls of a hotel!
  • To Coyote Brush Studios — We LOVE our T-shirt design! Because of you, hundreds of Californians are now wearing their CNPS t-shirts with pride.
  • A special thanks to Jennifer Jewell of Cultivating Place — For hosting our first Native Plant Story Booth, where she captured the moving stories of the people behind this native plant movement.
  • And to our CNPS staff — Congratulations on a job well-done! Thanks especially to Becky Reilly and Elizabeth Kubey for your steadfast, detailed, and very hard work to bring this conference to life.

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