CNPS East Bay chapter is one of 35 local, all-volunteer affiliates of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). To learn more about what statewide CNPS does, and how it works with our chapter, read on … or you can join statewide CNPS now.
What the East Bay Chapter Does
- Publishes the Bay Leaf, a monthly electronic newsletter with news about native plants of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
- Operates Native Here Nursery, which grows and sells plants native to Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
- Operates a conservation program dedicated to conserving and preserving the native plants, plant communities, and landscapes of Alameda and Contra Costa counties through conservation advocacy.
- Provides opportunities for the community to share their knowledge of native plants and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.
What Statewide CNPS Does
- CNPS is a 501(c)(3) based in Sacramento dedicated to conserving California native plants and their natural habitats, while increasing the understanding, enjoyment, and horticultural use of native plants. Your membership dues go directly to statewide CNPS to support their mission.
- CNPS has paid staff members who support the CNPS mission.
- CNPS publishes two quarterly journals with news and scientific information about California native plants, which you will receive as part of your membership.
- CNPS provides administrative support for the local chapters.
- Provides discounts at many native plant nurseries throughout the state.
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