Originally formed in 1965, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. The Society seeks to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Membership is open to everyone.
Congregation Beth Shalom sponsors “Lunch and Learn,” lunchtime educational talks on the first Wednesday of the month (bring your own lunch).
This month’s talk on Apr. 1 will be entitled, “California Native Plants.”
Henni Cohen, President of the Napa Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, will share her experiences and knowledge about growing and caring for California Native Plants. She will discuss how to select the right California Native for your garden and techniques for helping your garden survive the drought. Representative plants will be on display. For info, http://cbsnapa.org/learning/adult-education
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY NAPA VALLEY CHAPTER
FIELD TRIPS 2015
The following is a list of the locations, dates and leaders. Call leaders for current information. Unless otherwise stated, all field trips begin with a carpool/caravan leaving from the parking lot between Target and Pharmaca in BelAire Plaza off Trancas Street in Napa near Highway 29, at9:00 AM. Bring snacks, lunch, ample drinking water and sturdy hiking shoes Steady rain cancels.
Saturday, March 21Bothe Napa Valley State Park Leader: Mike Parmeter (707) 255-6757 Linda Price (707) 257- 7574
Saturday, March 28East Napa Hills private property Leaders: Margaret Barson (707) 257- 8389 Mike Parmeter
Saturday, April 4Moore Creek Leaders: Linda Price (707) 257-7574 Chris Lea (720) 934-2694
Saturday, April 11 Skyline Park Hikes meet at Wildflower Show Leaders: Mike Parmeter at 10:00AM Jake Ruygt at 1:00PM
Saturday, April 18Newell Preserve American Canyon Leader: Jake Ruygt (707) 253-1839
Saturday, April 25Snell Valley Land Trust of Napa County Missimer Wildflower Preserve Leader: Jake Ruygt (707) 253-1839 Please register with the Land Trust. This is a co-sponsored trip.
Saturday, May 2Las Posadas Leaders: Linda Price (707) 257-7574 Chris Lea (720) 934-2694
Saturday, May 9Plantathon The number of plant species seen will be counted for Jake Ruygt’s NapaCounty Florapublication fund raiser. Leader: Mike Parmeter (707) 255-6757 Please call if you would like to participate.
Saturday, May 16Skyline Park Leaders: Margaret Barson (707) 257- 8389 Linda Price
Saturday, May 23Mead Ranch, Land Trust of Napa County Leaders: Margaret Barson (707) 257- 8389
Linda Price, Mike Parmeter
Saturday, May 30Wildlake, Land Trust of Napa County Leader: Jake Ruygt (707) 253-1839
Ted Stenz from Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) presents Napa Valley CNPS with a $5,000 grant to refurbish the riparian area near the stream bed in the Martha Walker Garden. Work will commence in May with help from the Finance Department of TWE, which owns wineries including Beringer, Etude, Stags’ Leap, Chateau St. Jean and others. Thank you TWE!