Álvaro Palacios Casanova has joined the CNPS Conservation Program in a joint appointment as the East Bay and Northern California Conservation Advocate. Álvaro lives right here in Oakland. and his job responsibilities include providing conservation advocacy on projects for our CNPS East Bay chapter. With both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of California and core skills in biological assessments, campaign and strategic planning, and community engagement, Álvaro is ready to advocate for native plants. His start date was September 27, too close to press time for a full introduction. That will appear in next month’s Bay Leaf, but this is such good news, it could not wait.
— Sally de Becker, President, CNPS East Bay Chapter