The East Bay Chapter’s conservation program is dedicated to conserving and preserving the native plants, plant communities, and landscapes of Alameda and Contra Costa counties through conservation advocacy. The program is guided by a Conservation Committee of active, dedicated volunteers and staff that work to achieve conservation goals by increasing awareness about native plants, providing expert opinion on development projects during the public review period, and organizing information on rare and endemic plants for city, county, state, and federal agencies.
Our committee meets monthly and reviews important projects and identifies action steps. We are looking for additional volunteers and interns to adopt and work with the committee on important conservation issues in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Please contact the committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Conservation Committee members are: Tri Do, Sally deBecker, Janet Gawthrop, Jim Hanson (chair), Barbara Leitner, Ivy Poisson, Christine Schneider, Judy Schwartz, Peter Rauch and Beth Wurzburg.