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Milo Baker Chapter July–August 2008

California Native Plant Society


lo Baker Chapter
Calendar Annual Chapter Picnic
August 17th, 2008
7/19 Field Trip:
Russian River
Riparian Walk & Picnic News
Swim
On Sunday, August 17, the Annual Chapter Picnic will be held at Alan
8/09 Field Trip: Brubaker's garden located at 1401 Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood. This is
Islands in the Sky the road to Sugarloaf State Park. The garden is located on the left side of the
Albino Redwood road. Parking will be tight, please carpool. We are pleased that Alan has
once again agreed to host the picnic. Sonoma Creek runs through this
8/15 Submissions deadline:
loveliest of gardens. The garden is planted with many botanical delights
September Newsletter.
including many CA natives and an extensive collection of conifers. The large
8/17 Chapter Picnic, xeric garden in the rear of the property is filled with marvelous
Alan Brubaker’s Mediterranean and desert plants. We will begin to assemble at 3:30 PM and a
garden potluck dinner will be served at 4:30 PM. Bring your own utensils and dish
to share. Beverages will be provided. Call Liz Parsons 833-2063 for more
9/6 Chapter Council
Conservation information.
Conference º Liz Parsons

9/16 General Meeting,


Luther Burbank Art &
Garden Center Plant I.D. Hour
WILL RETURN IN SEPTEMBER
10/11 Annual Plant Sale
Santa Rosa Vet’s Bld. Until then, try your plant family identification skills with these riddles:

In This Issue What plant family do I belong to?


1. I am the largest family of vascular plants, mostly herbaceous.
Calendar 1 Sometimes it goes to my head!
Plant ID Hour 1 2. I’m usually a shrub or vine; leaves are always opposite; my ovaries
President’s Corner 2 are inferior. I like the forest and forest animals like me.
Horticulture Feature 3 3. My fruit may have a beak or wing; is that why I attract birds? Or is it
Plant Sale News 4
Invasives Corner 4 the umbel and late season seeds?
Preserve Stewardship 5 Answers can be found on page 7.
Chapter Council News 5 º Lynn Houser
Chapter Field Trips 6
Conservation 6
Events/Items of Interest 7 Note: There will be no General Meeting in July or August. The next meeting will be
Board Contacts 8 September 16th and will feature Plant ID Hour at 6:30 as usual. See below for
location.

General Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa.
Milo Baker Chapter Board meetings start at 7:00pm, 2nd Tuesday nine months of the year, Environmental Center, 55 Ridgeway Avenue,
Suite A, Santa Rosa. The next Board meeting is July 8th. Anyone interested in the work of the chapter is welcome to attend!
your plants so you can plant in the fall, I tell
resident's Report them. Be the leader on your block! Aside from
P the usual salvias, manzanitas, and
monkeyflowers, new native plant gardening
A step back from Planet California…After
books talk about care and maintenance, habitat
experiencing a week of stormy, sunny and
value and design (check out www.cnps.org ). I
humid weather in Washington D.C. and Virginia
still see Eucalyptus and Acacias suggested in
in June, I realize again how unique the Sonoma
municipality-recommended books though.
County climate is in our country. Everything is
Caution about invasive plants needs to be front
green back east and needs to be mowed in the
and center as we embrace drought-tolerant
summer with big, riding lawn mowers. There is
landscaping!
dew on the grass and frizz in the hair in summer.
Chapter News: We take a little break from our
evening programs and usual field trips in the
summer, but the board will be meeting in July.
Nominations for Board members for 2009-10 are
welcome; if you are interested in a position,
please contact any board member and try to
attend the July or September board meetings
(second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.). We’d also love to
see you at the annual Chapter Picnic in August.
The nominating committee will be meeting over
the summer and will have candidates to present
in September: you could be one of them! I’d be
happy to answer any questions about the
chapter’s board positions, and can email job
descriptions if you’d like. Even ‘President’ is
The Mountain Laurels (Kalmia latifolia, pictured)
pretty well defined and do-able for a few hours
are big and showy in lush forests, unlike our
per week. We have a new email address for
little Sierra Nevada Kalmia. The Midwest and the
conservation issues: milobakerflora@gmail.com,
east get flooding and tornadoes; we get dry
where referrals from the county will be sent.
wind. I did not see any low-flow toilets or
Your help reviewing proposals is most welcome.
drought-tolerant landscaping. There is no
We’ll have a meeting in July to continue
chaparral! I think sometimes we forget just how
planning the September Chapter Council and
different it is here. California news traveled to
Conservation (statewide CNPS) meeting; contact
the east coast about the declaration of drought by
me or Liz for details. Please call also if you can
Gov. Schwarzenegger with water rationing in
suggest a topic for discussion at the meeting,
some areas.
ideas for field trips, or if you can help out in any
Back to Planet California…I reached for my lipstick
way the weekend of September 6th -8th at the
and water as soon as we landed: it’s back to
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center. Thanks,
moisturizing and hydrating (do they use those
everyone!
words back east?) The hills are golden and
º Lynn Houser
crispy, dotted with dark green oaks that bear
deep roots, lining dry creeks. However, in the
cities and suburbs, lawns are being ripped out
left and right for the latest trend: Landscaping
with Native Plants! I’ve been talking to We wish to thank the
neighbors and at family gatherings about natives Crabb-Grasseschi
in the garden for at least ten years, but now with Family Foundation of Healdsburg
the drought, my advice is in high demand, as For their $500 donation
locals and east bay relatives ask for
recommendations to replace their lawn which
used so much water, gas, time and energy to
keep up. Now is the time to plan and choose
Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter –July-August 2008 Page 2
Designing with California Natives- your garden, such as cottage garden or modern.
Native gardens don’t have to look like nature.
The Basics. Think about practical needs you have for your
garden such as: outdoor dining, room to
Whether your garden needs a complete overhaul
entertain, a water feature. This is your big idea
or it is time to replace that water hogging front
plan. Stay loose. I like to attach pictures from
lawn, designing in the summer and planting in
magazines like a collage.
the fall will maximize your chances for a
There are some basic design principles that
successful California native plant garden next
may help. Use odd numbers. Use more than one
spring. It takes about four steps: measure out
of most plants to create masses. Think about the
the space you plan to design, study what is going
plant at it mature size. Create the bones of the
on in that part of your garden (wind, sun, clay
garden using shrubs and trees for structure.
soil, etc…), decide what that space needs in terms
Think of where you would like your attention to
of uses and structure (seating, paths, etc…) and
move throughout the garden and place
select your plants choosing from the plant
interesting art pieces or specimen plants that
community that best suits your tastes and site.
attract attention in those spaces.
Base Plan In order to create a base plan, either
The Plants Gather some resources. Websites are
draw out your garden in a rough sketch or
great ways to find information on native plants,
measure the space you want to design and create
but I prefer to have a couple of books to leaf
a scaled drawing to work with. This is a bird’s
through. For inspiration I turn to Judith Larner
eye view of your garden. For a large property,
Lowry for her career changing books Gardening
consider hiring a surveyor to create this plan. Art
with a Wild Heart and The Landscaping Ideas of
supply stores usually carry rolls of sketch or
Jays. For design concepts and plant materials, I
trace paper. This is a cheap and easy medium to
use The California Landscape Garden by Mark
use since it is transparent and can be layered. A
Francis and Andreas Reimann, Designing
mechanical or #2 pencil and eraser are the only
California Native Gardens by Glenn Keator and
other requirements. Some useful tools are an
Alrie Middlebrook and California Native Plants
architect’s scale and drafting tape. However
for the Garden by Carol Bornstein. However,
complex you choose to be to execute this process,
these are just a few of the growing list of great
you will end up with what we call a base plan.
books on the subject of California native plants
Site Analysis Over that base plan on your next
and sustainable design.
piece of trace paper, draw what elements are
Once you have research tools, think about the
affecting the area. Which areas are shady, windy
types of plants you want to use. Overlay more
or sunny? Are there views you want to screen?
trace paper and lay them out as best you can. If
What type of soil do you have? Use these
you have a scaled drawing, look up the size of a
elements to match your garden with a plant
mature plant and make a circle that size.
community. Is your garden shady and you
Otherwise, estimate the plant count and adjust
irrigate? Use the redwood plant community. Is
when you are planting. Salvias (Salvia sp.) and
your garden hot and you are conserving water?
Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) are sturdy and
Look at the chaparral and desert plants. Are you
adaptable sun lovers. They combine well with
toward the coast? Look at the coastal community
sticky monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus), a
plants. These plants are already adapted to the
perennial that blooms beautifully without much
conditions of your site. For more information on
water. In the shade, the combination of
California’s diverse plant communities look at
Philadelphus, Bleeding hearts (Dicentra formosa)
the CNPS website: CNPS.org.
and Alum root (Heuchera micrantha) is wonderful.
The Big Picture Step back and get creative.
Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.) and coffeeberry
Don’t worry about being perfect, creativity is
(Rhamnus californica) are reliable foundation
what the trace paper is for. Are you filling in an
shrubs. They are available in many cultivars
existing garden? Where are the existing plants?
from big to small. Lovely local shrubs like
What do you want to remove or keep? Is your
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) and Wax Myrtle
garden lacking a structure? Do you need some
(Myrica calfornica) are good as screening plants.
large or small shrubs that pull the garden
For plant ideas and availability, look at the plant
together? Think about what style you want in
Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter –July-August 2008 Page 3
list for our chapter plant sale in the fall on our I guessed correctly that she had gotten a foxtail in
website: www.cnpsmb.org. This is an her ear. Silly me, I thought maybe she would
opportunity to find local species as well as shake it out. I couldn't see anything when I
popular favorites for your garden. I am excited checked her ears with a flashlight and she had
to try some local species of Manzanita and stopped shaking her head.
Ceanothus in my new garden in Santa Rosa. The next morning she suddenly began shivering
The benefits of gardening with California and ran under the bed. Of course she hadn't
natives are different for each gardener. A few of shaken it out and it had wedged itself far into her
my reasons are: to promote habitat and ear next to her eardrum. Uh oh! After a day at the
biodiversity in my small residential garden, to vet's, she staggered out into the waiting room.
save California’s precious resources and to She was free of the foxtail and I was free of $150.
educate my son with nature. I also think these Ouch!
plants have superior beauty to any exotics. For So I looked up "foxtail" and found that there
you it may be different. Whatever the reason I were at least four culprits, all on the invasive
hope you enjoy this spectacular group of plants species list:
in your garden. Hordeum murinum - wild barley, Bromus: ssp.
º April Owens madritensis - red brome, diandrus - ripgut brome,
and techtorum - cheatgrass.
Luckily we don't seem to have cheatgrass yet -
though it is an enormous pest in Southern
P lant Sale News

Potting Workshop, Saturday August 9, 10 AM


California, particularly in the desert, where
grasses are creating a fire hazard that didn't exist
before.
As you may have read in the newspaper,
"Foxtails" are sharp and have tiny barbs that
Shone Farm garden is having water delivery
keep the seed moving forward, even into the
problems, so we will be meeting at another place
this year. Casa Grande High School has offered us
interior of the body. They can enter a dog's body
a wonderful alternative space to grow our plants via the ears, eyes, nose, throat, paws, underarms,
and to have our potting workshop. We will be skin and even anus. We pet owners need to
meeting at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma in check our animals after they have been in grassy
the NW corner of the campus. This is located off of areas, or just keep them away. Ideally, we could
Ely Road at the end of Juliet Drive. Call Liz mow areas where foxtails grow before they dry
Parsons, 833-2063 for more information or meet out and seeds occur.
us there. This is the last workshop before our As I researched foxtails, I came across sites that
37th Annual Plant named plants that are toxic to pets. Natives, non-
Sale on October 11. native invasives, and garden plants all had
We will be potting several toxic plants to contribute to these lists.
up Salvias, Because there are so many, it just seems like the
Zauschnerias, and best idea is not to let your animals eat
Mimulus provided any plants. Dogs seem to enjoy eating grass at
to us by Shooting times, but it’s probably not the best idea they
Star Nursery. ever had - even worse, in the long run, than
threatening a skunk or rolling in unpleasant
Sticky monkeyflower, Mimulus aurantiacus substances.
º Liz Parsons
Here are some sites with more information on
toxic plants and foxtails:
* Cornell University Poisonous Plants
I nvasives Corner
Informational Database
*California Poison Action Line
Imp and Invasive Grasses *Foxtails - A Deadly Summertime Danger
Last week, my dog, Imp, and I had a wake-up
call related to invasive plants. Retrieving her ball I'm still waiting for some invasive plant recipes.
in tall grass, she emerged shaking her head. ºmlml@sonic.net

Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter –July-August 2008 Page 4


hapter Council News DID YOU KNOW
C On June 7th, the Chapter Council met in Coloma
That you can renew your CNPS membership
online using a credit card? As an option, you can
set it up to renew automatically year after year. It
at the Gold Discovery State Park. We met in an is quick, easy, convenient, and reduces the cost of
Odd Fellows Hall that was built in 1854. I enjoyed mailing renewal notices.
meeting other active CNPSers, exchanging ideas, www.cnps.org
camping out on the banks of the American River
Click on the JOIN button
and taking a field trip to a serpentine area. Here
º Katy Redmon
are the high points of the meeting.
The state organization has very ambitious plans
for 2009. CNPS is organizing a huge botanical
reserve Stewardship
conference to be held in Sacramento in January; you
will be getting registration information in the mail
soon. This is a very exciting prospect for all our
P
members. There will be volunteer positions open
Cunningham Marsh
Get involved this summer
for those who wish to attend and help out. Milo
Baker Chapter will host a workshop on the CUNNINGHAM MARSH WATERING
conservation work that our chapter has been doing. SYSTEM - May 18, 2008
The CNPS is planning a two day symposium on Installation of the watering system for the
Native Plant Gardening. We will be partnering hedgerows continued under the guidance of Joe
with Pacific Horticulture Magazine and the Friends Honton. Those helping were: Russ Lyon, Terry
of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. The venue Moores, Steve Ehrmann, Gary Hundt and, the
will be the new Cavallo Point conference center in always helpful, Betty Young. Arlene Kallen and
Sausalito. The dates will be March 28-29, 2009. I Kelly Dabney completed the watering of the lower
am very excited about both of these very high western hedgerows. Many thanks for all the help.
profile undertakings and hope that our chapter will On June 1, Kelly Dabney, Judith Rousseau and M.L.
be able to provide volunteer help and registered Carle helped Marcia with the watering of the
participants. western hedgerows via tractor and wagon. We are
Executive Director Amanda Jorgenson will be still looking for anyone who would like to help
resigning her position right water every other week for the remainder of the
after the conference in summer. Most of the plants are looking great and,
Sacramento. She and her with the new system in place of watering by hose,
family are relocating to the job should be much easier.
Washington, D.C. We have owlsnest@hughes.net 707-829-3808
enjoyed working with º Marcia Johnson, Cunningham Marsh Steward
Amanda and she has been
an excellent director. She Rincon Ridge Park
leaves an organization that Monday July 21st, 10:00-noon
is in good shape for her Calochortus albus
©2008 John Muir Laws
Work party and hike
successor. Five hardworking volunteers turned out for the
Milo Baker Chapter will host the Chapter June 16th work party. A new trail was created and
Council meeting on September 6th at the Luther piles of coyote brush removed. I only counted 121
Burbank Art and Garden Center in Santa Rosa. All Brodiaea californica ssp. leptandra, but it is a year for
members are invited to attend and meet members low numbers. Thanks to thank Gary Hundt,
from other chapters. There will be a dinner and the Bryan Sesser, Pat Sesser, and Patrick Smithson for
after-dinner speaker will all their work: sawing, lopping and hauling!
be John Muir Laws. Liz There is something fun about cutting brush; for me,
Parsons, Lynn Houser and it is the smell of the chaparral and discovery of
Wendy Krupnik will be plants in the understory. At the work party, we
coordinating this event. saw lots of Blue Wild rye, Elymus glaucus, and
Raccoon ©2008 John Muir Laws º Liz Parsons California oatgrass, Danthonia californica, plus the
Sonoma brodiaeas. It is a dry summer for the herbs.
Drawings with permission from www.johnmuirlaws.com
No rain in March this year, following the dry
Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter –July-August 2008 Page 5
January in ’07, is a big contrast with the rich year of up to Islands in the Sky, which offers some of the
2005 (the first year after the fence went up) when most stunning vistas in the County. We’ll then take
the nicely spaced rains lasted through June and the a side trip to find the elusive albino. If it’s a clear
wildflowers bloomed on. Looking really good at day, we’ll be able to see the ocean, as well as the
the park, though surrounded by poison oak, is entire Willow Creek watershed. There won’t be
some Beargrass, Xenophyllum tenax, (near the much blooming, but we’ll have a good hike. The
parkway). We also saw some burned patches in day will start with a steep climb (approximately 1.5
that area, on which we may see some new seedlings miles) through doug fir and redwood forest, to
of Rincon Manzanita (Arctostaphylos stanfordiana reach the grassland ridgeline. The rest of the day’s
ssp. decumbens) next year. If you want to venture walk will be relatively flat, with a descent back
into the preserve, please contact me and I’ll give down to the cars at the end of the day. An unstaffed
you the combination to the gate. carpool will meet at the River Road Park and Ride
Next work party: July 21st 10:00-noon. More trail off Hwy 101 in Santa Rosa at 8:30AM. Take River
making, maybe some local hiking in Fountaingrove Road/Hwy 116 to Monte Rio. At stop sign, stay
open space if the weather and volunteers call for it. right on Hwy 116 to Duncans Mills. Turn left on
Rincon Ridge work parties are usually held the 3rd Moscow Road and immediate right onto Steelhead
Monday of the month at 10 a.m. All are welcome; Blvd. Veer right in the parking lot and proceed to
bring tools to cut brush and pick out Harding grass. the end, where you’ll park in front of the old train
Rincon Ridge Park is located off of Fountain Grove cars and the State Parks office. We’ll proceed
Parkway in N.E. Santa Rosa. From Fountain Grove together at 9:30 to the Willow Creek property. If
Parkway, make a left turn at the Rincon Ridge you have a Willow Creek permit, please bring it
Drive stoplight, then make the first right on Park (but its not required). Bring water, lunch,
Gardens Dr. Park along the street. Long sleeves sunscreen, hat, camera, hiking poles (if you like).
and pants are recommended; also bring a hat, Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants.
gloves and sunscreen. There is poison oak, but it Contact: Beth, bethysmail@gmail.com, 490-4951.
can be avoided. Call me if you have any questions º Beth Robinson
at 568-3230.
ºLynn Houser, Rincon Ridge Park Steward

hapter Field Trips


C
Russian River Riparian walk & swim
Saturday, July 19, 9:30-2:00 pm
River Road Park & Ride, River Road (west side of 101)
Mystery Location, a.k.a. Secret Adventure!
Saturday July 19th: we’ll see some river plants
along the Russian. Get to know your willows and CNPS Nefertierra outing with Sue Smith and John Herrick, 2005
other riparian vegetation. Stick around and cool off
with a swim after our walk. In addition to a lunch

C onservation
and water, bring your swimwear, sunscreen, hat,
towel, walking shoes and/or comfortable sandals.
Binoculars recommended for spotting the ospreys
and other birds on the river. New Conservation Email Address
We’ll meet at the River Road park and ride at For Milo Baker Chapter
9:30 a.m. Contact Lynn Houser to RSVP at 568-3230
or housers@sonic.net. There is a new email address for the chapter’s
conservation committee, now that the PRMD
The Hunt for the Albino Redwood (Permit and Resource Management Department)
August 9, Willow Creek, 9:30am-2pm has decided to send all referrals as PDF files via
Duncans Mills email. Rather than visiting the P.O. box, now
Have you ever seen an albino redwood? Did you referrals can be accessible to members of the
even know such a thing existed? Well, its true! Conservation Committee or the Milo Baker Board
We’ll enjoy a 5-6 mile moderately strenuous hike as a Gmail address that can be signed-in from
Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter –July-August 2008 Page 6
anywhere. Also, if you want to send conservation Riverkeeper Stewardship
related notices to the chapter that need attention,
you can send them to milobakerflora@gmail.com. Park Volunteer Days
However, until we get a new Conservation What: Enjoy time on the Russian River working
Coordinator, items will be reviewed by the board, with other volunteers to restore healthy riverbank
and we would appreciate you considering priority habitat. No experience necessary. Everyone and all
when sending items to the email address. We will ages are welcome. Activities include: planting and
try to respond in a timely manner. caring for native plants, weeding, erosion control,
If you would like to be part of the Conservation restoration education and Park cleanup. Students
Committee or try out the role of Coordinator, can receive volunteer credit for participating.
please email the conservation email address above Everyone and all ages are welcome, no experience
or call me at 568-3230 to know the password. John is necessary. Visit the park to see the transformation
Herrick has done a fantastic job as Conservation or be part of the transformation taking place. Light
Chair for several years, and we need to build on refreshments are provided.
the momentum that he has created, with When: Every Wednesday.
continued relationships and good science. Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am, please join us for all or part
General training will be available over the course of of the time.
the Sept. 6-8 weekend at the Chapter Council Bring: water and gloves - wear sturdy shoes.
Conservation Meeting, and we can also meet with Where: 16153 Main St., Guerneville, located on the
you on your schedule over the summer. Let’s think north bank of the Russian River directly upstream
about what we can do to preserve the Milo Baker of the pedestrian bridge. Access is down a
Flora for future generations. driveway in front of Sonoma Nesting Co. At the
º Lynn Houser bottom of the driveway look for the blue and white
sign that says, “Russian Riverkeeper Demonstration
Riparian Restoration Project Future Community
Park.” Parking is available near the sign.

Events and Items of Interest For more information, contact Victoria Wikle at
865-2474 or VictoriaWikle@usa.net. See the website
at http://www.russianriverkeeper.org or call Don
Pepperwood Preserve
McEnhill at 217-4762, or e-mail him at
Offers free and fee education at the Bechtel house.
rrkeeper@sonic.net.
Limited space, register at pepperwoodpreserve.org.
Pepperwood “Free” Activities, Summer, 2008
Wings in the Night: A Celebration of Bats Do you have a favorite quote?
Friday, July 25, 2008, 6-10pm The idea of adding a quote or comment in the
Pat Winters, educator and wildlife rehabilitator newsletter was inspired by an email I get from
with the California Bat Conservation Fund, will Sierra Club each day. They call it The Daily Ray of
discuss the tremendous diversity of bats and the Hope. Each day, I receive a picture from nature and
many myths and misconceptions about these a quote is underneath.
ecologically beneficial mammals. After showing I noticed that the quotes aren’t always referencing
some live, tame indigenous bats, Pat will take us nature exactly, but one runs out of ideas, I suppose.
into the field to observe wild bats foraging at dusk. I was thinking of printing quotes referencing nature
Meet at the Bechtel House. Registration begins June in our newsletter, but I wanted to take it a step
25. further. We could have quotes relating directly to
Insect Defenses: Mimicry, Camouflage and California, to California’s native flora. Is that
difficult? What about quotes relating to flora and
Other Curious Strategies
fauna?
Saturday, August 9, 2008, 9am-2pm
If you have a quote or comment which you like,
Join Frederique Lavoipierre, Director of the SSU
send it to: cnpsmbnewsletter@yahoogroups.com.
Sustainable Landscape Program, for an eye-
You can be anonymous if you wish.
opening look at the ways insects have evolved to
º Katy Redmon, Newsletter Editor
protect themselves from predators. Meet at Bechtel
______________________________________________
House for a Powerpoint presentation and close-up
Answers from Plant ID Hour family quiz, p. 1:
look at insect collections, then we hit the trail to
1. Asteraceae (Sunflower family); 2. Caprifoliaceae
look for living examples. Registration begins July 9.
(Honeysuckle family); 3. Apiaceae (Carrot family).
ºLynn Houser
Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter –July-August 2008 Page 7
We invite you to join CNPS
Milo Baker Chapter Officers & Board of Directors

President, Lynn Houser, 568-3230, housers@sonic.net Name________________________________


Vice President, Liz Parsons, 833-2063, LizPar8993@aol.com
Secretary, Patricia Sesser, 528-9197, ptrisha@sbcglobal.net Address______________________________
Treasurer, Jim Piercy, 539-3441, terrapenecarolinamajor@yahoo.com
Book Sales, Wendy Smit, 431.7913, wendysmit@hughes.net City/Zip______________________________
Conservation Chair, OPEN: milobakerflora@gmail.com
Cunningham Marsh, Marcia Johnson, 829-3808, owlsnest@hughes.net Phone________________________________
Director at Large, Betsy Livingstone, 887-8873, betsl@sonic.net
Director at Large, Dea Freid, 824-8165, lemuria@sonic.net Email________________________________
Field Trip Coordinator, Beth Robinson, 490-4951, bethysmail@gmail.com Chapter affiliation:
Hospitality, Becky Montgomery, 573-0103, montyb@sonic.net † Milo Baker (Sonoma County)
Hospitality, Lynn Colborn, 829-9128, clc123@comcast.net † Other county ______________________
Invasive Plant Chair, ML Carle, 792-1823, mlml@sonic.net Membership category:
Legislative Chair, Katy Redmon, 762-3961, trypledee@comcast.net † Student or Limited Income…….… $25
Membership/WebAdmin., Gary Hundt, 542-4972, ghundt@gmail.com † Individual………………………….$45
Newsletter Editor, Katy Redmon, 762-3961, cnpsmbnewsletter@yahoo.com † Family, Group or Library………….$75
Plant Sale, Liz Parsons, 833-2063, lizpar8993@aol.com † Plant Lover………………….……$100
Poster & T-Shirt Sales, Wendy Smit, 431.7913, wendysmit@hughes.net † Patron…………………………….$300
Programs/Lectures, April Owens, 528-3387,Aprilleeowens@yahoo.com † Benefactor………………………..$600
Publicity, Stephanie & Michael Lennox, sedgesalvage@comcast.net † Mariposa Lily………………… ..$1500
RareFind Custodian: John Herrick, 887-8542, joherri@yahoo.com
Rincon Ridge Park, Lynn Houser, 568-3230, housers@sonic.net † New Member † Renewal
SCCC Rep., Wendy Krupnick, 544-4582, wendyk@pon.net
Southridge Preserve, Jeffery Barrett, barrett8@sonic.net Make check payable to CNPS and mail to:
SRJC Representative: OPEN CNPS, 2707 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
SSU Representative, Joan Schwan, 823-0446, jschwan@sonic.net
Vine Hill Preserve, Sarah Gordon, 833-1243, Sarahpgordon@gmail.com To pay by credit card or for more info call
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CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY ORGANIZATION
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Santa Rosa, CA 95402 Permit #470

Lilium pardalinum ssp. pitkinense


Pitkin lily

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