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.
COMING SOON: ECO-FRIENDLY GARDEN TOUR- SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH
When you think of a native plant garden, does messy brown foliage come to mind? If so, please put Saturday April 30on your calendar for the Eco-friendly Garden Tour, where beautiful and colorful native plant gardens will be featured. The Milo Baker Chapter is partnering with the Sonoma County Water Agency and Daily Acts to put on this tour. There will be gardens throughout Sonoma County, from Glen Ellen to Monte Rio, with styles varying from formal to naturalistic. Other gardens will feature home permaculture techniques and water reuse systems. All of the private gardens that will be featured are not accessible except during the garden tour. There will be experienced native plant gardeners and the owners at each garden to answer questions, and plant lists for each garden will be available. More information on each garden and registration is available at http://www.savingwaterpartnership.org/eco-friendly-garden-tour/ . We hope to see you at many of the gardens.
News:Milo Baker's Weeders Group is protecting rare plants in Sonoma County
In early December of 2015, the Weeder’s Group met out at Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay to spend a satisfying and productive morning pulling up nonnative iceplant that was displacing native marsh plant species, including the rare Point Reyes bird’s-beak (Chloropyron maritimum ssp. palustre). This is a low-growing herbaceous plant species that is California Rare Plant Rank (CNPS) 1B. This 1B designation means the plant is rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere. Removal of the iceplant will allow the Point Reyes bird’s-beak and other native plant species to recolonize areas of the marsh and expand their numbers. We had so much fun and with more iceplant remaining , we will be returning to Doran Regional Park the morning of March 29. Please join us!