The California Native Plant Society is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. Its principal aims are to preserve the native flora and to add to the knowledge of members and the public at large.

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Our 2021 Celebrating CNPS Native Plant Week begins with a slideshow of wildflowers to be found at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. Katy Pye has put together this tour, map and guide to locations and trails where one might find these native wildflowers along with the blooming periods for each species represented.
2020 Virtual Wildflower Walks They include: Kruse Rhododendron State Nature Reserve, Soda Springs, Hearn Gulch, Manchester, Van Damme, Russian Gulch, Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, Jug Handle SNR, Glass Beach, Mackerricher and Ten Mile Dunes.

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The Dorothy King Young Chapter serves coastal Mendocino County, the northern coastal area of Sonoma County, and nearby areas. We host activities throughout the year for members and the general public. These include:

  • regular meetings featuring informative guest speakers
  • field trips
  • educational functions
  • plant sales
  • weed eradication

We also provide input and information to governmental and private agencies about projects of local and statewide interest which may have effects on native plants.
Geographic Area Map of the Dorothy King Young Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself."

Edward Abbey - Desert Solitaire