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Welcome! - The North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is a group of enthusiastic people sharing their knowledge of California's native plants, studying native plants, and speaking up for native plants in conservation issues. The public is welcome at our events.  We encourage membership in CNPS to make our voice for native plants stronger.


All events are open to the public; most are free; more will be added.  Click on dates to get more info., or visit our  complete calendar.  You can also be notified of events by e-mail.

  Evening programs are the second Wednesday of each month, Sept.-May, at the Six Rivers Masonic  Lodge,  251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; presentation at 7:30 p.m.
May 17, Sat. Rare Plant Big Day in the Dunes and Wetlands. Day trip. 822-2015 

May 25, Sun.1-3 p.m. Azaleas! at the Azalea State Reserve. Walk with Pete Haggard. 839-0307

Jun 7, Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jacoby Creek Forest Wildflower Walk. 822-8184 


Jun 7,Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Patrick's Point Native Plant Garden Celebration. 677-3109


Jun 7-8, Sat-Sun. Rare Serpentine Plants at UC McLaughlin Reserve. Hike and overnight. 822-2015


Jun 8 Sun. Rare Plant Big Day in Trinidad. Day trip. 822-2015


Jun 14, Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fish Lake Wildflower Hike near Orleans. Tanya Chapple 530-627-3202, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Jun 17, Tues.1-3 p.m. Elk River Trail in Headwaters Forest, a walk with Julie Clark and Jennifer Wheeler.. 822-2015

Jun 28-29 Sat-Sun.  Botanical Area and Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Training, Picnic, and Hikes. 541-488-5789

Jul 12-13. Sat-Sun. Bear Lake Day Hike or Backpack Overnight. Siskiyou Wilderness . Tanya Chapple 530-627-3202. 

Jul 18-20. Fri-Sun. Wetlands and Cascade Mountains in Rocky Point, Oregon. Carol Ralph 822-2015


Jul 26, Sat. Trinity Monkeyflower Rare Plant Treasure Hunt on Horse Mt. John McRae 441-3513

Aug 23, Sat. Oregon Willowherb Rare Pant Treasure Hunt on Grouse Creek. John McRae441-3513
Sept  10, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Pyrodiversity and its Importance to the California Flora" by Jeff Kane
Oct 4, Sat.  Native Plant Sale
Oct 9, Wed. 7:30 p.m."Discovering a New Species in the Trinity Alps Wilderness: Antennaria sawyerii" by Pete Figura
Nov. 12, Wed. 7;30 p.m. Book Release Party!  Field Guide to the Grasses of California with J. P. Smith
Dec. 10, Wed. 7:30 p.m. 2014 Native Plant Show and Tell   


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