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    Get a look at all of our upcoming events. You can RSVP here.

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    Plant of the Month

    Learn about a featured Marin native plant in bloom now.

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    See what members have recently spotted in the wild, and share your own report.

     

  • Joe Kohn and Ken Howard Memorial Scholarships
    2015–2016 Academic Year

    The Marin Chapter of CNPS is pleased to offer Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships.
    Please see details on the CNPS webpage:
    Scholarships


     

  • 2015 Native Plant Week

    April 11-19, 2015

    For this Fifth Annual California Native Plant Week, the Marin Chapter is planning several events.

    Get the available details here

     

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Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings

The Chapter's meetings take place eight times each year on the second Monday of the month (January through June plus October and November). The meeting starts at 8:00 P.M. and generally last about an hour-and-a half. There is a welcome and sale session starting at 7:30 and an optional, no-host dinner with the speaker at 5:30 (details below).

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.

"Local Mushrooms"
Guest Speaker: Kevin Sadlier

"Ceanothus"
Guest Speaker: Dylan Burge

Marin County is a world center of Ceanothus diversity, with as many as 10 species found within the county. This talk will take a close look at Ceanothus diversity in Marin County and address recent scientific discoveries in the genus.

"Pollination Biology"
Guest Speaker: Bob Stewart

 

"Steens Mountain, Oregon"
Guest Speaker: Dick O'Donnell

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

The West: A Closer Look
Guest Speaker: Ted Kipping

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