Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the East Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

The California Native Plant Society was formed in 1965 in the East Bay region. Today it is a statewide organization with 35 chapters. The East Bay Chapter covers Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Vision Statement

The East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society envisions a future where all people know and value native plants, especially in their native habitats.

The Values of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

1. Science-based
Science-based information about native plants is the basis of good public policy and promotes widespread understanding and support for protecting native plants and their habitats.

2. Inclusive
Membership and leadership are open to all. Realizing that the future of native plants rests with a diverse and growing human population, we aim to facilitate the understanding and appreciation of native plants among all people.

3. Collaborative
We collaborate with individuals and other organizations by freely and mutually sharing information and perspectives to support understanding, protection and enhancement of native plants. We  form alliances with others to advance common goals.

4. Ethical
We act with responsibility and integrity within our organization, toward others, and toward the environment.

5. Connected to Nature
We provide opportunities for people to connect with native plants and the wildlife they support—in the wild, in their communities, and around their homes.