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January 15-17, 2015  -  San Jose, CA

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The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, and parts of Placer and San Joaquin Counties.

Our Mission

The mission of CNPS is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats, through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.


SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHAPTER NEWS: Mary Schiedt, our chapter’s Fairs and Events coordinatorMary Schiedt cropped was just awarded one of the City of Davis’ highest honors, the Brinley Award, for her environmental work.  Here's the link to a news story about her award in the Davis Enterprise newspaper.


Chapter Meetings

Our chapter meetings are free and the public is invited to attend.  Meetings are start at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (January - June and September - November) at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, 95816.   GOOGLE MAP

A wide selection of books and Sacramento Valley Chapter t‑shirts are available for purchase at meetings.
Refreshments are always provided! 


Wednesday, February 11th, 7:00pm

Flora and Artistry within the Dry Creek Parkway - presented by Sharon King

The Dry Creek Parkway is one of our area’s best kept secrets. Located in the communities of Rio Linda and Swallowtail butterfly on Button Willow Photo by Sharon King Randy AeschlimanElverta, this riparian corridor offers many opportunities for hikers, equestrians, bikers, and nature lovers alike. Sharon King will showcase images of the many of the beautiful flowers and wildlife they she and her husband Randy have photographed on the Dry Creek Parkway. Sharon is an artist and enjoys showcasing the natural splendor they witness, to inspire more people to visit and care for this creek and parkway.

This presentation touches on the Dry Creek Parkway’s history, animals, people and issues, with a special focus on its flora. It will be an interactive show, and folks are encouraged to chime in with plant identification and other information. You may even win a prize! (Sharon is bringing some of her Dry Creek Parkway art, including posters and floral postcards.)

Sharon King is an artist, art educator, and forever student. Before she retired in 2008, she taught high school ceramics, drawing, painting, and design classes. She lives with her family in Rio Linda. As a forever student , she is always experimenting with different ideas and media.


(PHOTO: Swallowtail butterfly on Button Willow,by Sharon King & Randy Aeschliman)


March Alicia Funk, Living Wild

April Dylan Orion Burge, Assistant Curator of Botany at California Academy of Sciences: conservation implications of his research in Pine Hill.


May Jennifer Buck, Grasslands (California Prairie)

June volunteer recognition and potluck, short presentation by Dan Glusencamp on State CNPS topics

September Bernadette Balics, Life Beyond a Lawnhibiscus with praying mantis crop


About Sacramento Valley CNPS