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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.

The local San Luis Obispo Chapter, CNPS-SLO, was founded in 1967 and is one of 33 chapters statewide.

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants. The Society, working through its local chapters, seeks to increase understanding of California’s native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Membership is open to all. Our members have diverse interests including natural history, botany, ecology, conservation, photography, drawing, hiking, and gardening.

 

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April
  • 04

    8:30 am-1:00 pm
    04-04-2020
    Santa Margarita Park and Ride
    US-101 & El Camino Real & US-101, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, USA

    In the interest of public health, and to support local efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Chapter is cancelling this event

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020, 8:30 am

    Malcolm McLeod Annual Field Trip to Shell Creek

    The destination for this year’s McLeod fieldtrip will be determined one week beforehand, based on spring flower availability.

    Meet at the Santa Margarita Exit Park and Ride at 8:30 am. Bring plant guides or plan to purchase one during the trip. Also bring adequate water, food, and dress in layers for the weather; a hat and sturdy shoes are advised.

    For more information contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459-2103, bill.waycott@gmail.com

  • 11

    All day
    04-11-2020
    La Purisima Mission
    2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436, USA

    In the interest of public health, and to support local efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Chapter is cancelling this event

    CNPS and LVBHS, La Purisima Burton Mesa Wildflower Walk: Meet at the La Purisima Mission Parking Lot, corner of Purisima and Mission Gate Rds. (2295 Purisima Rd. Lompoc) at 9:30 AM for this annual California Native Plant Society and LVBHS spring tour of the beauties of the Burton Mesa Chaparral. Sturdy shoes, lunch & liquids, camera and binoculars advised.

    For more information, call Charlie at (805) 733-3189

  • 19

    All day
    04-19-2020

    In the interest of public health, and to support local efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Chapter is cancelling this event

    This will be an out and back ride of about 2 hours with a one-way distance of roughly 6.5 miles on a mostly unpaved road. Santa Rita Creek Road hugs Old Creek for several miles until it climbs out of the canyon for a spectacular view of North County. There is a steady elevation gain towards the end, leading up to the crest, where we plan to turn around. Bring your bike, helmet, other appropriate gear, and water/snacks.

    • Meet at the corner of Old Creek Road and Santa Rita Creek Road, 3.8 miles from Hwy 1 in Cayucos, on Old Creek Road (GPS: 35.47250N 120.8558W).
    • For carpooling from San Luis Obispo, meet at Santa Rosa Park at 8:30 am and RSVP if you plan to carpool. Contact Bill, (805) 459-2103.

    Rain or threat of rain cancels.