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.
News:CUNNINGHAM MARSH FALL CLEAN-UP... A SUCCESS
Sixteen great volunteers put in over 45 hours worth of people power to get our chapter's Cunningham Marsh Preserve ready for the winter. Blackberries were cut; Pitkin Lily exclosures were cleared of Holcus lanatus, the very invasive velvet grass; oak saplings were cleared in the big field; pine chips were used for weed prevention; and hardware was removed from the very few oaks that (without any water) did not make it. We owe a very special thank you to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and the staff that opened up all the trails the day before, which made our volunteer work so much easier. We hope to have an acorn planting in the big field once the rains come.
Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) in Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa