The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.
Dedicated to the preservation of California's native plants
We have a limited number of native plants to offer for sale including a few 1-gallon Dudleyas, black sage, purple sage (a low spreading variety), Ceanothus, sticky monkey flower, and spiny rush, which comes in 4-inch pots.Bill Waycott has donated plants; David Krause and Judi Young have volunteered time to get the online components up and running, and John Doyle has offered his landscape yard as a pick-up point.
Pick up your order on Saturday, July 25 from 9-11 am at the CNPS pick-up location off of Broad St in San Luis Obispo. (Note: There is no actual address for this location. It is at the East end of Francis Street in San Luis Obispo, behind Rizzoli’s Auto Repair.) A sign will be posted on the street. GPS coordinates for Pick-up location: Lat: 35.266967 degrees Long: -120.651302 degrees. Quantities are limited, so shop early! SHOP
Volunteer at the Hoover Herbarium
Where is the Hoover Herbarium located?
The Hoover Herbarium is located on Cal Poly SLO campus on the 3rd floor of the Fisher Science Building (33) in rooms 352 and 359. Questions: email Jenn Yost at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do volunteers do?
During the volunteer sessions at the Hoover Herbarium, people can take part in any number of activities. One of our primary responsibilities is mounting new specimens. This involves taking dried and pressed plants and glueing them to paper. When we mount plants, we do it in such a way that those specimens will last for hundreds of years. Each specimen is a physical record of what plants occurred where and when. Without this valuable information we wouldn’t know when a species goes extinct, expands or contracts its range, or where species occur. After mounting, the specimens are databased and geo-referenced. Then they are filed into the main collection. We have over 80,000 specimens at the Hoover Herbarium. We are also working on a SLO Voucher Collection, which will contain one representative specimen for each species in the county. Volunteers look through our specimens and pick the one that should be added to the Voucher Collection. Additionally, we are actively working on our moss and lichen collections. Volunteers can choose what aspects of the work they would like to participate in. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Questions: email Jenn Yost at email@example.com
What days/hours do you need volunteers?
Hoover Herbarium volunteers sessions are Monday 3-5 pm and Friday 9 – 1. Questions: email Jenn Yost at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I park?
Parking permits are required on campus Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am through 10:00 pm; and Friday, 7:00 am through 5:00 pm. You can either buy a $6 day pass, a $4 3-hr pass, park in a metered space, ride the bus, or park off campus and walk in. Questions: email Jenn Yost at email@example.com
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