November Lecture: Local Indigenous Native American Ethnobotany

Speaker: James “Doc” Hale
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 pm
Garden Room, Orinda Public Library

Over 1,000 California native plants have been identified as being used by indigenous Native Californians. Doc Hale will speak about the many plants that were and still are used for food, for medicinal and religious purposes, for tools and baskets, and as dyes.

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Outreach at Martinez Historical Society Home Tour

CNPS-EB has been invited to have a table at our annual Martinez Historical Society Home Tour for the past several years. This year we took a bit of a different twist.

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Research Grants Program

CNPS East Bay is now accepting applications from East Bay College and University students for Wolf Research Grants. The Deadline is December 13, 2019.

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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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Download the November issue of the Bay Leaf newsletter

Upcoming Events:

November 20, 7:30 pm
Local Indigenous Native American Ethnobotany: Useful, Edible, Medicinal, and Ceremonial Plants (Speaker)

November 23, 11:00 am
Ferns & Other Shady Friends (Nursery)

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

January 5, 2:00 pm
Fetid Adder’s Tongue at Huddart County Park (Field Trip)