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Chapter Meetings

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5:30 p.m. Join friends and meet our speakers for a no-host dinner at Gira Polli of Mill Valley, 590 East Blithedale Ave. at Camino Alto. Please call Gerd or Kristin Jakob at 415.388.1844 at least one day ahead to be assured of a seat with our group.  (here's a map showing Gira Poli's location)
7:30 p.m. Meet at the Redwoods retirement home, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Books, posters, and cards will be for sale before as well as after the meeting.
8:00 p.m. Presentation starts

The West: A Closer Look
Guest Speaker: Ted Kipping

Calochortus tiburonensis Photo by Vernon Smith

The Tiburon mariposa lily (Calochortus tiburonensis) in a rapidly changing climate:
an ecological and evolutionary perspective
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sarah Swope

California Academy of Sciences Photo by WolfmanSF

“Botanizing Western North America: 160 Years at the California Academy of Sciences”
Guest Speaker: Debra Trock

"Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Update"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Matteo Garbelotto

Hear an overview of the major exotic invasive forest diseases in California including Sudden Oak Death (SOD).

"Native American Uses of California Native Plants"
Guest Speaker: John Kipping

"Arctostaphylos: A Photographic Tour of California's Manzanitas"
Guest Speaker: Jeff Bisbee

Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 19 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Field Trip: Tomales Bay State Park with Amelia Ryan
Sat Sep 27 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Ring Mountain: volunteer
Thu Oct 02 @10:00AM -
Pollinator Garden for Historic Lyford House
Sat Oct 11 @10:00AM - 12:00AM
Field Trip: Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project with Christina WcWhorter
Mon Oct 13 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Chapter Meeting
Sat Oct 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Ring Mountain: volunteer
Mon Nov 10 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Chapter Meeting