Take Action to Save Newark Wetlands
One of the last significant unprotected wetland areas in San Francisco Bay is at risk of being lost to development. In Newark, developers are seeking to build luxury homes on valuable baylands that scientists have long recommended be included in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. With a quick and simple action, you can help protect this valuable native plant and wildlife habitat.
Chasing LIRA: It Can’t Outrun Greens at Work
Two years ago, Greens at Work volunteers began focusing their formidable weeding and restoration skills on highly invasive Algerian lavender (LIRA) along the Bay Trail in Richmond. The infestations are daunting, so they keep track of their work. After adding two challenging new sites this summer, they have removed almost three quarters of a million LIRA plants from the area.
Keeping Track of Rare and Unusual Plants in 2021
The continued tracking and preservation of our local native flora is dependent on the efforts of many CNPS East Bay volunteers who provide data on rare and unusual (locally rare) plants they search for and monitor. In spite of the pandemic, our dedicated volunteers have redoubled their efforts in the past two years, and we are very grateful for all of their work.
Deer Resistance and California Native Plants
It’s getting to be the time of year when hungry and thirsty deer venture further into developed areas. At our CNPS East Bay chapter’s Native Here Nursery, customers who live near deer habitat ask the perennial question: which plants are deer resistant? The nursery devotes a page on its website to the answer.
Updating Our Chapter’s Bylaws
Our chapter is in the process of updating our bylaws. We are hoping to have revised bylaws for the general membership to vote on sometime this fall or early winter, before the end of 2021.
There is a link to our current bylaws, which were approved in 2008, at the top of our Officers and Committees web page. If you have any questions or comments on the bylaws, feel free to email our chapter’s recording secretary at email@example.com.