Welcome to Santa Cruz CNPS
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. CNPS seek to increase
understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and to preserve them in their natural
habitat through scientific activities, education, and conservation.
The chapter meets every other month on the second Monday of the month at the
University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum Horticulture Building, located at 1156 High Street. Directions can be found
The chapter welcomes all-from the botanists and defenders of the environment to the casual nature lover.
Contact any Board Member to find out about the organization. Attend a meeting-you will learn something new!
California Native Plant Society - Santa Cruz County Chapter
P. O. Box 1622
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
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Natural History Field Trip Series with Randall Morgan
May - June 2013
Come with legendary local naturalist Randall Morgan accompanied by renowned weed warrior Ken Moore to selected hot spots in the Santa Cruz area and learn about some of nature's little known wonders. These walks cover all aspects of natural history including botany, birds, bugs, biogeography, general ecology, conservation, habitat restoration, ethnobotany, wild foods, the native/non-native issue, natural succession, land management/ restoration/ enhancement, gardening ideas, how to "read" landscapes, and more!
Beginning with this schedule, reservations will no longer be needed. Ending times for trips are an estimate; they sometimes run longer. Please wear clothing that will not attract stickers, and make sure you are free of any weed seeds before coming.
Reservations are not required. Ending times for trips are an estimate; they may run longer. Please wear clothing that wonít attract stickers so we donít spread weed seeds.
For any questions, contact Randall Morgan email@example.com or Ken Moore firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series of field trips is being provided at no cost to you. Your donations are needed to continue offering this incomparable opportunity. You can make a cash donation or a check made out to Randall Morgan on the trip. To make a separate contribution for the field trip series by check, make the check payable to CNPS, and specify it is for the "Morgan Field Trip Series". Request a receipt for a tax deduction, and send the check to: Suzanne Schettler, Treasurer, California Native Plant Society P. O. Box 277 Ben Lomond, CA 95061.
Wildlands Restoration Team *
California Native Plant Society, Santa Cruz Chapter *
UCSC Arboretum *
Santa Cruz Bird Club *
UCSC Natural History Museum *
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County *
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History *
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Statewide CNPS Chapter Newsletters
At the link below you will find a clickable chapter map which lets you
access the latest newsletter from each CNPS chapter.
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Native Plant Propagation -- VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
Looking for an opportunity to make a difference, and to learn about growing native plants? The Plant Propagation group needs you now! Enjoy the company of a small group of friendly, native plant lovers learning and helping to propagate a wide variety of native plants, many of which will be sold at at the twice-yearly CNPS plant sales, or auctioned off to benefit the SC Native Plant Society. This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, meet a few great new people, and learn a lot about native plants, or contributing gardening skills you already have. No experience required. Meet usually on the third Sunday of each month at 9am at Suncrest Nursery, east of Watsonville. For info and directions, contact Mike Luther at 831-688-3897; or Denise Polk at 831-685-3235.