Groups Call for Full EIR on Pt. Molate Condo Project

A small footnote in the City of Richmond’s “public scoping notice” this summer brought out speakers to a City Hall hearing to call for a full Environmental Impact Report on Point Molate development plans.

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EBCNPS Meets with North Orinda Fuel Break Managers

EBCNPS met with the Moraga-Orinda Fire Department staff to discuss environmental protections in the North Orinda Fuel Break, a vegetation fuel reduction project crossing watershed, park, and private lands from Lafayette to the Tilden Park ridgeline.

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Unusual Plants Summer Survey Challenge

The Unusual Plants Committee has compiled a list consisting mostly of populations that have recently become historical (not reported in 25 years or more). We would like to challenge CNPS members (and anyone else who’s interested) to survey for and monitor these populations this summer and help the Chapter update its population records.

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Moth Night at Skyline Gardens

Tiger Moth

In May, we did an early season Moth Night to wrap up our UC Berkeley DeCal class. We set up our sheets and UV lights in three places along the Skyline Trail between Steam Trains and the old bench at Siesta Nose, and we were visited by over fifteen moth species.

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Download the October issue of the Bay Leaf newsletter

Upcoming Events:

October 19, 11:00 am
Getting Started with Native Plants (Nursery)

October 23, 7:30 pm
Wildness and Design in the Urban Garden (Speaker)

November 2, 1:00 pm
Botanical Hike in Redwood Regional Park (Field Trip)

December 22, 10:00 am
Manzanitas and Toyon at Mount Diablo (Field Trip)