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- 03http://cnpsslo.org/event/late-winter-bmc-chaparral-cnps-fieldtrip-at-the-la-purisima-mission/All day03-03-2018La Purisima Mission2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436, USA
Saturday 3 March 2018 9 AM
Late Winter BMC Chaparral CNPS Fieldtrip at the La Purisima Mission
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS)/ Lompoc Valley Botanic and Horticultural Society (LVBHS) will hold their annual winter fieldtrip to the Burton Mesa Chaparral (BMC) on the La Purisima Mission grounds Saturday the 3rd .
Meet at the east end of Burton Mesa Blvd. (1550 E) in Mission Hills at 9 AM for a chance to see the early bloomers and interesting scenery.
To reach Burton Mesa Blvd., Get to SR 1 north of Lompoc. At the signal where SR 1 turns downhill towards Lompoc, take Harris Grade Rd. north to Burton Mesa Blvd., and turn right (east). For more information call Charlie Blair at 733-3189.
- 08http://cnpsslo.org/event/chapter-meeting-march-2018/7:00 pm-9:00 pm03-08-2018Kiwanis Hall, Atascadero7848 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA
Chapter Meeting, March 8, 2018, Kiwanis Hall, 7848 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422
Lynne Dee Althouse with present: Green Energy, Wildflowers & Wildlife — Topaz, a story about planning and process for a solar farm. Lessons learned.
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.
Our March meeting often held in Atascadero.
Our meetings kick off with a social time that begins at 7:00 p.m. This is a time to sample the treats that members have brought along to share, and browse the book table. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. with some brief announcements before the program begins.
Speakers and notes from Chapter Meetings are documented in each Obispoensis newsletter. Please see the Obispoensis archive for PDF file of each newsletter.
- 18http://cnpsslo.org/event/rinconada-trail/9:00 am-12:00 pm03-18-2018Rinconada Trailhead9322 Maud Ave, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, USA
Sunday, March 18th, 9:00 am
Join us for a plant walk on the Rinconada trail in Los Padres National Forest. This trail starts in an oak woodland, then ascends into chaparral on a north facing slope, growing in some places on serpentine soils, and to the ridge top with 360 degree views. Total distance is 4 miles with an elevation gain of 800 feet, and a total hike time of roughly three hours.
Meet at the trail head, approximately 10 miles east of Hwy 101 on Pozo Road (3 miles beyond the turnoff for Santa Margarita Lake and 25 miles from San Luis Obispo). Carpooling is an option, meet at the Park and Ride, Hwy 58 exit and Hwy 101 at 8:30 am. Make sure to bring water and snacks. Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and layered clothing are recommended. Also, bring paper and pencil to take notes, and a camera for a photo record. A plant list may be available at the beginning of the hike.
No RSVP needed and no dogs please.
For more information, contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459- 2103, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain or the threat of rain cancels.