Last year Álvaro Casanova joined the CNPS East Bay Chapter as a Conservation Advocate under a shared cost and time arrangement with the state CNPS conservation program. This was an innovative approach, but both the chapter and state conservation programs have full menus of issues to respond to, and Álvaro has now joined the state conservation program to assist them full time. We wish him well in his work with the state office.
We also wish to thank our members for their ongoing financial support that equips CNPS East Bay conservation volunteers to obtain expert help as needed for campaign organizing and legal and technical advice, as well as for a possible future part-time staff member. Your valuable support helps us as we continue to advocate for priorities such as a new regional park at Point Molate, ecologically rooted vegetation treatment projects in natural areas, and safe and environmentally sensitive trail design in East Bay Regional Parks.
— Jim Hanson, Conservation Committee Chair, CNPS East Bay Chapter