Making a Difference in Eastern Contra Costa County
Our CNPS East Bay chapter is involved in a number of active conservation projects in many parts of our two-county area. Sometimes we support projects undertaken by local agencies, and often we oppose development or poorly planned projects of other kinds. Three active projects in the eastern part of Contra Costa County serve as examples of the varied conservation work we do or support.
We Have Blooming Annuals for Sale at Native Here Nursery
Our chapter’s Native Here Nursery says spring isn’t over yet! We currently have many pots of blooming annual wildflowers just waiting to go to their forever homes. Order online or come to the nursery on Saturdays to brighten your garden with wildflowers.
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Mount Diablo Buckwheat Reminds Us of Why We Preserve Habitat
Mount Diablo buckwheat, an ephemeral annual wildflower never observed in more than a few places, went missing for 69 years. Its rediscovery on Mount Diablo in 2005 and in a nearby location in 2016 was cause for celebration and points out the importance of preserving habitat for rare plants that haven’t yet been found.
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Help Save Our Oaks: Join the East Bay SOD Blitz on May 21-23
The past few dry winters are now providing a unique opportunity to flatten the Sudden Oak Death epidemic curve. You can help protect oak trees by participating in the East Bay SOD Blitz this May 21-23. You’ll get out in nature, do some easy science, have fun, and make a difference.