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Welcome to the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS).  Our chapter, which is named after the famous Santa Rosa botanist, is located in Northern California's beautiful Sonoma County.  CNPS is a statewide organization whose goals are to increase understanding and appreciation of California's native plants, and to preserve them and their natural habitats for future generations.   Membership is open to all.


Save the Date: October 10,2015 Milo Baker Chapter Native Plant Sale

Come join us at the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa


News: Donated Books

The Milo Baker Chapter received a donation of books in 1984 when our member Marion passed. Some are very interesting.  A handful of select titles were donated to the Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley, and the remainder are being sold for donation to support the Milo Baker Chapter.  Please see the list of booksand if you are interested in making a donation for any of them, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  She will do her best to find the book and get it to you.  A selection of the books will be brought to our meetings, so look for them there as well!


Sonoma County Calochortus

Look below at the diversity of native Sonoma County Calochortus species. These beautiful photos were taken by Kathi Dowdakin. Thanks Kathi!  (If anyone else has photos of Sonoma County native plants they want to share with us, please send to cnpsmbwebadm at gmail dot com).

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Calochortus amabilis 800x600 Calochortus uniflorus 800x780
Current News

Access the current newsletter on the Newsletter page!


Upcoming Events

Tues. Sept 15, 7:30pm General Meeting Alrie Middlebrook on ecological gardening 

Weds. Sept. 16, 9:30 am
Spaulding Native Garden Tour

Sat. Sept. 19, 9 am
Cunningham Marsh Workday

Sunday. Sept. 20
Nature & Optics Festival - Volunteer!

Sat. Oct 10, 9-1
Milo Baker Native Plant Sale

Sat. Oct. 24, 10:30-4
North Bay Science and Discovery Day - Volunteer!

*More upcoming events are listed on our field trips page


Current Volunteer Opportunities

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