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June 12 Chapter Meeting and Potluck

Chapter Meeting and Potluck Social June 12, 2024 at 6:30 PM   Please join us for the SVCNPS June Potluck Social on June 12, 2024! This will be our first in-person chapter meeting since last year’s potluck. There will be a slideshow presented by five Garden Tour hosts. It will be at the Shepard Garden

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May 8 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Native Garden Crafting 101: Designing With Nature May 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube Summary Join us for a journey into the world of native garden design with Shevaun’s “Native Garden Crafting 101: Designing With Nature” presentation. This event is tailored for DIY enthusiasts eager

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April 10 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Seed-Tending – The Wild World of Farming CA Native Plants for Restoration April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube Summary From dam removal to agricultural land-repurposing, our state has big plans to restore thousands of acres of land to valuable wildlife habitat. But accomplishing these

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March 13 Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Diverging restoration pathways for canopy and understory communities in riparian ecosystems along the Sacramento River March 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube Summary This study repeats an overstory and understory survey of 37 restored and 41 reference forest sites along a 100-km span of the

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February 14 Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Greywater for the Golden State: Luxuriant Sustainability for Native Plant Gardens February 14, 2024 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube Summary You don’t have to use more water to give your garden more water—at least not when you divert greywater to the landscape. Get inspired by the possibilities of greywater for

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January 10 Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Everything that didn’t Work: Lessons from My Journey as a Science Communicator January 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube Summary One essential aspect of learning a new skill is learning how not to do the new skill. In her presentation, Michelle will share her early failures and

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November 8 Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: A River’s Reach – A Source to Sea Adventure on the Sacramento River – A Documentary Film Screening November 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM The presentation included copyrighted material and is unavailable here but may be available at the presenter’s website. Summary A River’s Reach chronicles the source-to-sea adventure of 3 women

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October 11 Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: A Birder’s Musings on Native Plants October 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube. Summary As CNPS supporters we understand the importance of native plants and the wildlife that depends on them. As a birder and naturalist in the Sacramento area for 3 decades, Cliff Hawley

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September 13 Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Reclaiming Nature: The Role of Native Plants in Backyard Biodiversity Restoration September 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube. Summary Incorporating native plants into our backyard landscapes isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s a powerful step towards creating a healthier, more diverse environment for ourselves and the

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May 10 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Bringing Life to Rivers: Large Scale Floodplain Restoration and Native Seed Farming May 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM Click here to view the recording on YouTube. Summary What is floodplain restoration and why is important? River Partners performs floodplain restoration on a large scale, planting thousands of native plants every year. As

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April 12 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: An Inner-city Pollinator Oasis April 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM This meeting was not recorded. Summary Learn how a small residential landscape in South Central Los Angeles supports local pollinators and incorporates water conservation methods in the landscape with the use of California native plants, succulents, and non-invasive plants that are adapted

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March 8 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: The A, Bee, Cs of Native Bees March 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM Register here to receive the Zoom meeting information. Summary This presentation covers native bees, their relationships with native plants, and community science engagement. California is home to over 1,600 species of native bees, and they are a vital part

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Homegrown Habitat

Propagation Volunteers

The nursery leadership team is looking for volunteers who are interested in propagating local native plants. If you would like to learn more, please contact Chris at cnpschris@gmail.com.

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Stewardship

Propagation Volunteers

The nursery leadership team is looking for volunteers who are interested in propagating local native plants. If you would like to learn more, please contact Chris at cnpschris@gmail.com.

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