Members’ meetings

East Bay Chapter members’ meetings are good for:
Virtually visiting beautiful and interesting places
Being inspired by conservation challenges and success stories
Meeting people who share your interests

Our meetings are always free and open to everyone, members and nonmembers alike. We meet at 7:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday evening of the month in January-May and September-November, with a slight adjustment in the schedule to avoid Thanksgiving week. Most of our meetings take place at the Orinda Library, which is centrally located in our big, two-county chapter area.

East Bay CNPS members’ meetings are free of charge and open to everyone. This month’s meeting takes place in the Garden Room of the Orinda Public Library at 26 Orinda Way, Orinda 94563, a few blocks from the Orinda BART station. The Garden Room is on the second floor of the building, accessible by stairs or an elevator. The Garden Room opens at 7 pm; the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Email programs@ebcnps.org if you have questions.

We welcome your ideas for topics or speakers (some of our best programs have come from members’ suggestions), so please feel to contact us at programs@ebcnps.org.

In Search of Floral Treasures in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada
Speaker: Michael Uhler
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 pm
Location: Garden Room, Orinda Public Library (location info below)

The Ruby Mountains of northeastern Nevada are a fascinating range that together with the adjacent East Humboldt Range spans 100 miles in length and 8 to 15 miles in width. Michael Uhler has long known of this range’s distinctive flora, which has many species in common with his beloved Sierra Nevada. Join Michael on a photographic journey through the most remote and wild part of the range known to those who love it as “The Rubies.”

For the past fourteen years, Michael Uhler has been the gardener in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden’s Sierra Nevada and Sea Bluff sections. He is responsible for stewarding the largest collection of wild-collected Sierra Nevada plant species to be found anywhere. In his spare time he visits the wildest parts of our state and beyond.

East Bay CNPS members’ meetings are free of charge and open to everyone. This month’s meeting takes place in the Garden Room of the Orinda Public Library at 26 Orinda Way, Orinda 94563, a few blocks from the Orinda BART station. The Garden Room is on the second floor of the building, accessible by stairs or an elevator. Email programs@ebcnps.org if you have questions.

This May meeting is the last until the Fall. Keep an eye out for the announcement for the September meeting later in the Summer.