California Native Plant Society – San Luis Obispo Chapter

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 21, 2017

5:30-9:30 pm

$10 per person, plus a pot luck item for the dinner

Morro Bay Community Center

1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

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Social Hour – 5:30 pm

Buffet Style Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

Chapter business – 7:30 pm

Program: “Rediscovering and conserving California’s prairie landscapes” – 8:00 pm

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Our banquet speaker this year will be Dr. Glen Holstein , Sacramento Chapter Botanist

Glen is Chapter Botanist for the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. He’s a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in biology, and from there to botany graduate school at UC Davis. Glen took a few years off to help found the California Natural Diversity Data Base, participate in creation of the Cosumnes, Cold Canyon, Nipomo Dunes, and Carrizo Plains reserves, and to write a chapter on riparian biogeography for Warner & Hendrix’s California Riparian Systems. Following that he finished his botany Ph.D. at Davis with a dissertation on climatic influences on plant physiognomy in world biomes.

As a botanist consultant he saw much of California and its rare plants. He has been a CNPS member continuously since soon after it was founded. Retirement has enabled him to devote much more time to CNPS as Botanist and Council Delegate for the Sacramento Valley Chapter while also serving on several allied conservation organization boards. One of his projects was guest-editing and writing three articles for the 2011 Fremontia issue on California’s prairies and grasslands.


Tickets are $10 per person – You may reserve your spot with credit card or PayPal by clicking the Tickets button, or if you prefer, you may send payment to D. Krause, 2706 Newton Drive, Cambria, CA, 93428. You may print this form to include with your check.
Questions? Contact David Krause  at or 805-927-5182



CNPS will be providing the beer, wine, coffee, tea, and assorted beverages included with the cost of the banquet. Plates, glasses, cups, and napkins will be available; we ask that you bring your own eating utensils, although plastic utensils will be available.

For the dinner potluck, we are asking those with last names beginning with the following letters to bring the suggested item (and serving utensils). However, if you have a dish you especially want to share with the group, please feel free to bring it or contact Lauren (805-460-6329, for alternative suggestions.

A to H: main meat or veggie dish
I to Q: salad (with dressing) or side dish
R to Z: dessert

Please put your name on a label or piece of tape on your serving items so they can be returned to you.


Exit Hwy 1 at Morro Bay Boulevard. At the “roundabout” turn right onto Quintana Road, and left onto Kennedy Way (after Albertson’s). Go ½ block. Community Center is on the right.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren at, or 805-460-6329.

Hope to see you there!

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