Dec
10
Tue
BOTANICAL MYSTERY TOUR: EXPLORING CALIFORNIA AS A CNPS VOLUNTEER, Presented by STEVE HARTMAN, CNPS Board President @ First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica Tickets
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
BOTANICAL MYSTERY TOUR: EXPLORING CALIFORNIA AS A CNPS VOLUNTEER, Presented by STEVE HARTMAN, CNPS Board President @ First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica

BOTANICAL MYSTERY TOUR,
Exploring California As a CNPS Volunteer
7:30pm – 9:00pm
First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica
1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Presented by Steve Hartman, CNPS Board President
Steve Hartman, CNPS Fellow, and long-time conservation advocate and board member, will entertain with a power point presentation that will cover his involvement with CNPS since he joined in 1974. Steve has been active in desert, Sierra, and local issues and has personally led weed control efforts in the Sepulveda Basin and elsewhere for decades. Steve has also spent decades on the LA Chapter board, currently serving as Treasurer and newsletter editor. His talk will also include many of the colorful CNPSers with whom Steve has collaborated over the years.

**Programs are free to the public, and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
For more info go to WWW.LACNPS.ORG
**California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter Programs are free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more info contact Snowdy.dodson@csun.edu or email or call 818-782-9346. You can email us at LACNPS@LACNPS.ORG.

Dec
28
Sat
Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista
The Yerba Mansa Meadow restoration project seeks to restore/enhance approximately 10.8 acres of wetland, riparian and upland habitat through invasive species removal and revegetation with native plants. This meadow is a good example of an ephemeral wetland that has yerba mansa as a dominant species, and this is somewhat uncommon.
 
This project aims to restore native habitat, and to improve habitat for bird roosting and nesting by introducing native plants that provide a variety of food sources. We will also improve the natural appearance of the wetlands.
 
Native species for this project include species known to occur in and around wetland areas (yerba mansa, mugwort, spreading rush, mule fat, golden current, deer grass, giant wild rye) and common coastal sage scrub species (purple sage, California buckwheat , California sagebrush, elderberry).

Please RSVP through:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-opportunity-at-yerba-mansa-meadow-tickets-71919431957

Wear hiking attire, bring water/resuable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat.
 
This event occurs on the first Saturday of the every month!
For more information, contact:
Lei DeVera at National Park Service tel. 805-370-2300 x 3325
Directions:
 
Main entrance cross street is Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA, 91320
GPS Coordinates for Entrance (Via Goleta & Lynn Road): N 34.1569 W -118.9733
Main Entrance: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.
 
It is best to park in the equestrian or overflow parking lot and walk to the restoration. The distance to the restoration site is less than a quarter of a mile.