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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

General Meeting: The Permaculture Response to Drought
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm - Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

In his talk, Ken Foster will discuss how the design science of permaculture can turn problems into solutions and design constraints into opportunities, providing innovative water conservation strategies and solutions. More information...


Recent Events

General Meeting: Right Place, Right Time
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Join us for an evening of photographs, stories and poems with Chuck Bancroft, former ranger at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve for nearly 31 years... More information...


Annual CNPS Plant Sale
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
MEarth Hilton Bialek Habitat, Carmel Middle School, 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA

Fall is the best time to plant native landscape plants. Come check out our amazing selection of native species and cultivars, and books on gardening with California natives. If you have any questions, ask one of our plant experts for help. More information...

[PDF] [PDF] Download the plant selection list here.



Last Updated on Saturday, 27 December 2014 16:46