What does it take to protect East Bay native plants threatened by development or inappropriate land management practices? It takes knowledge, strategy, and perseverance, and most of all it takes community. Our CNPS East Bay Chapter’s plant protection community includes the dedicated and hardworking volunteers on our Conservation Committee; our allies in other conservation organizations; our chapter members and supporters who write letters, sign petitions, and speak at public meetings; and all of our members and friends who make this important work possible through their donations to our chapter’s Conservation Fund. Please be part of our conservation community by donating to our CNPS East Bay Chapter’s Conservation Fund.
Our CNPS East Bay chapter maintains a consistent, well-informed presence in matters affecting native plants in our two counties. During the past year, we have worked to protect native plants in many ways:
- by continuing our opposition to a large, luxury condominium development in Point Molate’s ecologically unique south watershed
- by proposing trail design practices that protect plants, wildlife, and trail users in East Bay Regional Parks
- by holding Contra Costa County to its commitment to locate large-scale solar facilities away from land with high habitat value
- by following vegetation fuel treatments with East Bay Regional Park District staff to determine how native vegetation can be conserved and benefitted by appropriate treatments
- by working with Friends of Tesla Park as planning begins for our newest state park
- and much more.
We will continue to advocate for native plants in these projects and more in 2023, but we can only do it with support from our members and friends.
Please donate as generously as you can to support our chapter’s native plant conservation work. You may either donate securely online through our website or by check. If by check, please make your check payable to CNPS, specify “CNPS East Bay Conservation Fund” in the memo line, and mail it to:
CNPS East Bay Chapter
P.O. Box 5597
Berkeley, CA 94705
Please note: If you are a member of CNPS, you will be receiving fundraising appeals from both our East Bay chapter and statewide CNPS this fall. Both deserve your attention because they fund complementary native plant–focused initiatives.
Thank you in advance for your valuable support of our chapter’s conservation work and the East Bay native plants we all love.
— Jim Hanson, Conservation Committee Chair, CNPS East Bay Chapter