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

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  • 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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10 a.m.–12 noon

Christina McWhorter, nursery manager and native plant specialist for the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project, will lead a tour of the nursery and the area of the wetlands where restoration work is taking place.

Pebble Beach, Tomales Bay State Park Photograph by Amelia Byrd Ryan

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Explore a Bishop pine forest and learn about the fire ecology of this species.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

A late summer visit to Kehoe Beach in search of late-bloomers unusual elsewhere in Marin.

Lupinus tidestromii Wilma Follette

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

A second trip to Abbotts Lagoon, this time focusing on the dune community beyond the lagoon.

Epipactis gigantea forma rubrifolia Bob Sikora

A group of 15 Marin CNPS members will visit The Cedars in early June to see the remarkable geologic forms and many endemic flora found only there. NB: We have reached full capacity for this outing.

Calochortus tiburonensis Wilma Follette

10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

We'll take a peek at the summer blooms on Tiburon's Ring Mountain.

10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Join us for a visit to San Mateo County. First we'll visit a private garden with a spectacular display of many species of salvia (as well as other boranic treats), then, after lunch, we'll visit Edgewood County Park.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Come see summer blooms at one of Point Reyes's best spots for lupines, poppies, thistles, and more.

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join the leader of a Tiburon restoration project for a tour of endemic species, including several rare ones. (The photograph at left, by Eva Buxton, shows Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. niger, Tiburon jewelflower.)

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

John Wick leads a tour of his ranch, explaining the methods he has pioneered to manage grasslands so as to keep carbon locked in the soil.