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

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

"Restoring Critical Coastal Dune Habitat at Point Reyes for Threatened and Endangered Species"
guest speaker Lorraine Parsons

"Restoring habitat for Tiburon jewelflower and Other Rare Species"
guest speakers Eva Buxton & Carissa Brands

This is an opportunity to learn about the work on the Tiburon Peninsula to reinvigorate the population of the Tiburon jewelflower (Streptanthus glandulosus subsp. niger).