California Native Plant Society – San Luis Obispo Chapter

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 11, 2020

5:30-9:30 pm

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

Morro Bay Veterans Memorial Building

209 Surf St, Morro Bay

Social Hour – 5:30 pm

Buffet Style Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

Chapter business – 7:30 pm

Program – 8:00 pm

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The CNPS Vegetation Program

Julie Evens

Julie EvensJulie Evens will provide a talk regarding the California Native Plant Society’s Vegetation Program plus photo excerpts from a signature book published a few years ago about our state’s incredible diversity of vegetation, including a spectrum of common and rare vegetation assemblages. Julie is the Vegetation Program Director of CNPS, in which she maintains standard methods for surveying, classifying, and mapping vegetation in California. She provides public workshops on vegetation surveying and mapping. She works collaboratively with agencies and CNPS chapters on vegetation assessment
projects, including current projects in the Bay Area, Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, Sierra Nevada foothills, North Coast, among other regions. She is a coauthor with John Sawyer and Todd Keeler-Wolf of the second edition of A Manual of California Vegetation, and she is a co-author with Michael Barbour et al. of California’s Botanical Landscapes: A Pictorial View of the State’s Vegetation. She also helped compile the first edition of the CNPS Fire Recovery Guide. Julie has a M.A. degree from Humboldt State University, and she holds two B.A. degrees from the University of California–Santa Cruz. Before CNPS, She has worked as an ecologist and botanist for federal and state agencies including the National Park Service, US Geological Survey, University of California, and Department of Fish & Game. She has worked for CNPS since April 2001.


Tickets are $10 per person – You may reserve your spot with credit card or PayPal by clicking the Tickets button


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.


From the south (SLO/Los Osos): Exit Hwy 1 at Main Street. Turn right, go under freeway, and stay on Main Street through traffic signal. Go up the hill a couple hundred yards and turn right on Surf Street (sign is obscure). Continue over cross street and veer to the right. The Veterans Building is the large building on the left.
From the north (Highway 41 and the north coast): Turn left on Main Street immediately east of the freeway. Stay on Main Street through the signal and then see above.


contact Lauren at or 805-460-6329.

Volunteers Needed

The room is open at 5 and we need volunteers to arrive at 5 and help get set up by 5:30, and volunteers to clean up (plan to stay about 30 minutes after). Contact Lauren at or 805-460-6329.

Hope to see you there!