January Lecture: The East Bay Unusual Plants Program—Past, Present, and Future

Speaker: Dianne Lake
Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 pm
Garden Room, Orinda Public Library

Although the chapter’s Unusual Plants Program has been going on for almost 30 years, many members, especially newer ones, may not be familiar with it. We were the first chapter to notice and address our locally rare or “unusual” plants (native plants that are rare in our two counties, but not statewide).

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East Bay Conservation Analyst Position Announced

The job announcement for the East Bay Conservation Analyst is now open. The position works closely with the Chapter’s Conservation Committee volunteers to protect and steward the East Bay’s rich and rare native flora in the face of proposed development and public land management projects in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

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Partners Help Monarchs by Expanding a Scarce Milkweed Species

To learn about the multi-generational migration of the Western population of monarch butterflies, its increasing use of early-season host plants, a government/private partnership to restore an unusual native milkweed in Alameda County, and EBCNPS’ role,  read on.

2019 Conservation Summary

It has been a busy year for the East Bay CNPS Conservation Committee. The Conservation Committee tackled many issues this year thanks to Committee volunteers, the donors to the Chapter’s Conservation Fund, and to each of you who wrote to your legislator and City Council members to petition them to do the right thing on these important conservation issues.

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Download the January issue of the Bay Leaf newsletter

Upcoming Events:

January 22, 7:30 pm
The East Bay Unusual Plants Program—Past, Present, and Future (Speaker)

April 11, 9:45 am
Toyon Canyon at Briones Regional Park (Field Trip)