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Monterey Bay Chapter - California Native Plant Society


The California Native Plant Society ("CNPS") is a statewide non-profit organization founded in 1965 by people with an interest in California's native plants, and whose mission is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

The Monterey Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society ("MBCNPS") was founded in 1966 to serve Monterey and San Benito counties. Membership in the chapter is open to anyone interested in native plants. Both members and non-members are welcome to join us in activities such as general meetings with lectures, restoration workdays, and most field trips.

Upcoming Events

Chapter Potluck Picnic
Saturday, July 19, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Indian Village Picnic Grounds

Join CNPS members and guests Saturday, July 19, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for our Monterey Bay Chapter CNPS potluck picnic. More information...

Recent Events

General Meeting: The Carmel River Riparian Corridor
Thursday, May 6, 2014, 7:00 pm, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Nicky Nedeff will discuss the environmental context and social setting of the Carmel River and describe current and on-going efforts to conserve and restore its valuable fish and flora. More information...


General Meeting: Living Architecture and Habitat Restoration
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:00 pm, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Paul Kephart will explore the many ecosystem services resulting from using native plants in large-scale urban landscapes and wildland settings. More information...


General Meeting: Rare Plant Hunting on California’s Central Coast
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:00 pm, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Danny Slakey will share the results and photos from the Central Coast portion of the 2013 Rare Plant Treasure Hunt, in which CNPS staff and volunteers documented rare plants in the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness Areas. More information...


Last Updated on Saturday, 05 July 2014 06:35