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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.


Call for Action, Volunteers Needed before May 25

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Please help us in commenting to urge the City of Santa Rosa to use more California native plants in the new drought tolerant demonstration garden. The City of Santa Rosa is asking for comments for its concept design for the new garden which will be located in downtown Santa Rosa. What a great place to showcase selections from our native flora!  They have circulated a map and some images to view. We have made a list of some native plants that would be good suggestions for drought tolerant species that grow in similar clay soils.
Comments are due May 25, 2015 - Please email responses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail comments to 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa 95401 (attention Deb Lane). 


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!


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Current News

Access the May newsletter on the Newsletter page!


Upcoming Events

Tues. May 19, 7:30pm General Meeting Glen Holstein on California's Prairies and Grasslands

Sat. May 30, 8:30 a.m.
Salt Point Rare Plants

Fri. June 5, 10 a.m.
SRJC Native Plant Gardens and Oaks

Sun. June 14, 10 a.m.
Coleman Valley Road serpentine

Sat. June 20, 10 a.m.
Harrison Grade Ecological Preserve serpentine

Sat. June 11, 10 a.m.
Wendy Born's Home Garden

Weds-Sat, July 15-18
Eastern Sierras camping trip

*More upcoming events are listed on our field trips page


Current Volunteer Opportunities

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