The local landscape in San Luis Obispo county offers many special locations open to the public. Every year, CNPS-SLO plans a dozen or more field trips, hikes, and tours including some that provide guided access to restricted or private areas by special arrangement. View detail and sign up information on the Field Trips page.Chapter Meetings
Eight months peryear, a special speaker or program is planned in keeping with the CNPS-SLO mission. Chapter meetings are generally held the first Thursday of the month at the San Luis Obispo Vets Hall on Grande Ave near the corner of Monterey Street. We do not schedule a meeting in July, August, September, and January. Come at 7:00 to socialize, enjoy refreshments, and browse the book table. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. with some brief announcements before the program begins.Community Events
We participate in fairs, markets, and shows in the county that have an ecological, environmental or plant focus, including the Cambria Wildflower Show, events at the Botannical Garden, and the collaborative Morro Coast Audubon Society and CNPS picnic at Santa Margarita Lake to name a few. And we occasionally have a booth at the SLO Farmer’s Market thursday nights — look for us there! See Community Events for a list of upcoming events.Plant Sale
Fall is the best time to plant natives, and we hold our annual plant sale fundraiser in October. Plants are grown by members and special purchases are made to resell, and there are plenty of native plant experts on hand to offer advice and information about planting natives in your garden.