Click here for the current issue of the Bay Leaf,  the newsletter of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.


Earlier in the month we completed the first phase of a trial pallid manzanita (Arctostapylos pallida) outplanting! We planted 20 individuals in two locations where the plant historically or currently occurs. Both sites are on City of Oakland property. Golden Hour partnered with Friends of Sausal Creek on this effort. We believe this is the first restoration outplanting of this taxon since the Jim Roof days.  CNPS-EB members (known as the Pallids Crew) have been instrumental in helping steward an important population of Pallids at the Chabot Space & Science Center. Look for stewardship opportunities with FOSC in their newsletter.

Click here for more information about Arctostaphylos pallida.

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Angela at Golden Hour and Jay at Friends of Sausal Creek  planting pallid manzanita  Photo by Lech Naumovich

Lech Naumovich
 Executive Director
Golden Hour Restoration Institute
2150 Allston Way
David Brower Center – Suite 320
Berkeley, CA 94704
510 495 5885

Enticing guide to South Bay and Peninsula spring wildflowers.

EBCNPS NEWS -News and events of concern are posted to the
chapter’s “EBCNPS NEWS” list; there are several postings weekly on average. You are invited to  subscribe; the archive is browsable / searchable by anyone. To subscribe or submit items for consideration email the list editor,  Robin Mitchell, at eccommunitygarden@gmail.com.

EBCNPS MEETUP  –  You can join the East Bay Chapter, CNPS Meetup list. Chapter field trips are announced on Meetup, including meeting time, date, duration, location, leader, and other useful information.
Get Tree Health Information Online
The UC Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology Lab hosts a website with a link to TreeFAQs

Here you can ask the experts about tree health, get answers and contribute to the public database of California tree problems

The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, offer excellent workshops on plant identification and field trips all around California. The workshop schedule is announced around the end of November for the next year.  They can fill up quickly so the best way is to subscribe to the mailing list at http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/workshops


Blooming—Showy milkweed (Ascelpias speciosa), Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa), naked buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum), gumplant (Grindelia sp.), Acmispon sp.
Other plants:  black sage (Salvia mellifera),California goldenrod  (Solidago velutina ssp. californica) in Berkeley parking strip . Photo by Delia Taylor.

Seep monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)).  Photo by Delia Taylor.

Hairy honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula).
Photo by Delia Taylor.

The TV and radio segments honoring the Skyline Gardens[Restoration Project [for winning the Jefferson Award] ran on KPIX Channel 5 TV and KCBS Radio.
Here’s the link to the TV piece (it’s about 2 minutes long):  http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/03/08/skyline-garden-project-restores-native-plants-to-east-bay-trail/  We’ve gotten tons of great feedback.
It’s also posted on the Skyline Gardens Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SkylineGardensEBCNPS/   If you are on Facebook, please consider sharing the story on your own timeline – it’s an easy way to get the word out.
Glen Schneider, project leader

Visit the website of the state organization of the California Native Plant Society to find out more about ways you can enjoy and protect our state’s native flora.