Photo by Elaine Jackson.

CNPS-EB has been invited to have a table at our annual Martinez Historical Society Home Tour for the past several years. This year we took a bit of a different twist. Along with Friends of Alhambra Creek, we decided to gather informational items from a variety of local ecology groups, John Muir Land Trust, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, Martinez Arts Association, Worth A Dam, and a whole load of interesting information about bees, mulch, Western Pond Turtle etc. from Mt. View Sanitary District that has just completed a whole marsh reconstruction for wildlife. Our table was just outside the fence of the Shell Club house. One of our members, Diane Viera, once again created a beautiful native plant display that helped attract visitors to us where they picked up information before getting on the bus. Almost all the handouts were taken and we were able to interact with many people on a variety of subjects always circling around to the many uses of our native flora.

This year’s event was on October 12th.