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Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter, November 2006 ~ California Native Plant Society

Milo Baker Chapter Newsletter, November 2006 ~ California Native Plant Society

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Milo Baker Chapter

November 2006

California Native Plant Society
11/4 11/9 11/10 Santa Rosa Creek Stewardship Trip Lower Pitkin Marsh Development Hearing Chapter Board Meeting, Environmental Center Conservation Workshop General Meeting, Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center*

Grass-Roots Habitat Restoration in the Laguna with Wade Belew
Tuesday, November 21st, 7:30pm
The Cotati Creek Critters are currently planting 2000 native trees and shrubs along the Laguna de Santa Rosa in Cotati. As November speaker we welcome Wade Belew, Stewardship Coordinator. The southern Laguna, though it is now more flood control channel than creek, offers the potential of great habitat and an opportunity for a naturalized urban green space for residents. Partnered with the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, the Critters are implementing several grant-funded restoration projects, establishing a plant nursery and have just begun a new, monthly education program that debuted in October with Liz Parsons talking about gardening with native plants. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and how the Cotati Creek Critters have grown to be one of the most active and involved citizen-based, volunteer-powered, creek restoration organizations in the county. Wade can also be heard discussing environmental events and issues on the radio as the host of “the Outsiders” every Monday morning at 7:30 on KRSH 95.9 fm.
Meet for Dinner before the General Meeting How about dinner at the Kirin Restaurant before the November General Meeting? We are hoping our speaker will join us, but we’ll be a convivial group anyhow and we always eat well. We meet at 6 pm. Please call or email Betsy Livingstone before November 19 to let me know you are coming.

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11/17 – CNPS Vegetation 11/18 Sampling 12/9 Pt. Reyes MycoBlitz with Sonoma County Mycological Society General Meeting, Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center* Pinnacle Gulch Walk Manzanita ID Workshop

December General Meeting: Annual Wreath-Making Workshop
Tuesday, December 19th, 7:30pm
The inimitable Liz Parsons will once again preside over the annual winter festivities of wreathmaking, cookies, & cider for CNPS members, December 19. Join us for some holiday fun!


Your Help is Urgently Needed!
Conservation is at the core of what CNPS does—educating people about native plants and plant communities, and doing everything we can to protect what is left for us and future generations. We can only do a better job of conserving our precious natural resources if more people in the Milo Baker Chapter get involved. To do this, we need your help. Whatever amount of time you can offer will make a difference, whether it is one hour a week or a month. The first step in helping is to attend our chapter’s important Conservation Workshop on November 11, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Environmental Technology Center, West Redwood Drive, Sonoma State University. Please RSVP for the workshop today, by contacting one of these people: John Herrick: 887-8542, joherri@yahoo.com, or Bob Hass: 938-8868, bob_cnpsmb@comcast.net. Please see the October 2006 front-page article in our chapter newsletter for more details. If you don’t have access to a hard copy of the newsletter, you can access it on our website: www.cnpsmb.org.

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In This Issue
Conservation news…………………2 Plant Sale report..…………………...3 Field Trip news…………………...3-4 Other Chapter News……………….4 Invasive Plant corner……………….4 Education Report…………………...4 Chapter Activities…………………..5 Items of Interest.......……….…….….5 Newsletter Submissions & Website………………………….…...4

Please Attend the Nov. 11 Conservation Workshop to Find Out How You Can Help!

*General meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa **Milo Baker Chapter Board meetings 7:00pm, 2nd Tuesday nine months of the year, Environmental Center, 55 Ridgeway Avenue, Suite A, Santa Rosa. Next meeting is November 10th. Anyone interested in the work of the chapter is welcome to attend!


resident's Corner

We have had another very successful plant sale. However, we must remember that the money that we make at the sale is to be used in our very important conservation work. Horticulture is the handmaiden of conservation. Our Chapter is hosting a Vision to Action Conservation Workshop on November 11 and I hope that any member interested in helping the Milo Baker Chapter have an effective voice in the future of Sonoma County will attend this important event at SSU. Liz Parsons

Conservation News
11/09 Hearing Date for Lower Pitkin Marsh Development
On Thursday, November 9 the Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustment will hold a public hearing to approve an application to build a 29 bed facility in Lower Pitkin Marsh, south of Forestville along HWY 116 (True North Health, file #UPE05-0034). While most of us think of Pitkin Marsh as being west of Vine Hill Road on the ridge separating the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed from the Green Valley Creek watershed, Lower Pitkin Marsh runs east to west ending at HWY 116. The marsh is north of the willow thicket at the bottom of the hill approx .5 miles north of Guerneville Road (or Mom’s Apple Pie, depending on your point of reference). Lower Pitkin Marsh contains areas described as quaking bogs. These bogs contain many of the species of interest found at Pitkin Marsh. The most noteworthy resident is White sedge, Carex albida, federal/state endangered (CNPS List 1B), known only to exist at Pitkin Marsh and Lower Pitkin Marsh. Though reported to occur in “swamps, Santa Rosa Creek” by Peter Rubtzoff, these occurrences are believed to be extirpated. Lower Pitkin Marsh is also noteworthy for containing three of the four beaked-rushes found in California. White beaked-rush, Rhynchospora alba, (CNPS List 2); Brownish beaked-rush, R. capitellata (CNPS List 2) and Round headed beaked-rush, R. globularis var globularis (CNPS List 2). Jepson Manual states about R. g. var globularis, “remarkably separated from eastern North American range”. Sonoma Flora quotes J.T. Howell regarding the co-existence of the beaked-rushes: “The phytogeographic clustering of 4 species of beaked-rush in 3 almost continuous marshes in Sonoma County is one of the notable anomalies in the California Flora”. The three marshes Howell referred to are Pitkin Marsh, Perry Marsh (since destroyed) and Cunningham Marsh. While Lower Pitkin Marsh contains “only” three of the four beakedrushes, such representation is still significant. The project applicant has sited the main 29 bed facility, greenhouse and barn in the upland area away from the creek running through the property, and out of the marsh. Consequently the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), US Army Corps of Engineers and the Department
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and Fish and Game (DFG) have no jurisdiction over this project. Approximately 15 acres of a total 27 acres will be deeded to the Open Space District as a Conservation Easement. Lower Pitkin Marsh is threatened by infestations of tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea; velvet grass, Holcus lanatus; Harding grass, Phalaris aquatica and other invasive exotic species, including Himalayan blackberry, Rubus discolor. Willows are encroaching on the marsh. These infestations and prior livestock grazing have had a significant impact on the white sedge population. In 1988 Betty and Jack Guggolz reported 1000+ plants. 100-120 plants were observed by plant ecologist Charles Patterson in 2005. No significant impacts to the creek and marsh are anticipated if the recommendations contained the hydrological, engineering and biotic reports are followed. However, the management plan for the Conservation Easement have not been finalized and we will request that the management plan be completed, reviewed and approved by FWS, DFG and CNPS. Additional concerns are too lengthy to present here. If you would like additional information on this project or the November 9 public hearing, please contact me: 8878542, joherri@yahoo.com. John Herrick

State CNPS Veg Sampling Crew to Visit Sonoma County Nov 17/18
Julie Evens, CNPS Vegetation Ecologist and coauthor of the upcoming revision to the Manual of California Vegetation and members of the CNPS Vegetation staff will be working with the Milo Baker chapter Rare Plant Group Friday November 17 and Saturday November 18 surveying chaparral in the Southern Mayacamas and on Rincon Ridge. We need your help with our surveying efforts. Our local vegetation surveys contribute to the understanding of natural communities statewide and further our local preservation efforts through more informed planning. We will divide into three survey groups. One group will survey on private property on Cavedale Road. Another group will survey on the open space areas and at the Milo Baker chapter-managed rare plant area on Rincon Ridge. The third group will survey on the Open Space District property at Calabazas Creek (Beltane Ranch). The November outing is a great opportunity to learn the CNPS Rapid Assessment technique, visit high quality, rare species-rich chaparral and to talk with vegetation experts. We hope the Calabazas Creek survey experience will lead to further collaboration with the Open Space District. If you would like to participate or want additional information, please contact me (887-8542, joherri@yahoo.com) or Lynn Houser. John Herrick

Manzanita Id Workshop Set for Jan 20/21
The chapter is sponsoring a two-day Manzanita identification workshop on Saturday January 20 and Sunday Jan 21. Saturday’s session will be lecture/lab emphasizing
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Manzanitas found in Sonoma County and Sunday, a field trip. We’re fortunate to have CSU San Francisco professors Tom Parker and Mike Vasey leading the workshop. Mike and Tom are preparing the Arctostaphylos key for the upcoming Jepson Manual revision and will use their key during the workshop. The workshop will also cover the evolution of the genus Arctostaphylos, ecological considerations, taxonomic issues (including hybridization) and emerging topics in the understanding of Arctostaphylos. Sunday’s field trip will include visits to some of our rare manzanitas from West County to the Sonoma Valley. The workshop registration fee is $125 for CNPS members and $225 for non-CNPS members (membership application forms will be made available to non-members). Student discounts will be available. If you would like to help organize the workshop or collect specimens, please contact me. WE NEED CARS THAT HOLD 6 or more PEOPLE FOR SUNDAY’S FIELDTRIP. If you are willing to ferry workshop participants on the Sunday 1/21 field trip, please contact me; we’ll discount your registration fee. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge of and appreciation for our manzanitas. Workshop attendance is limited. Please contact me to reserve your place. John Herrick

Plant Sale Report
35th Annual Plant Sale News
The plant sale was a huge success! We took in almost $12,000 in four hours! Our net profit after expenses and taxes will be between $8,500 and $8,000. There was a long line waiting to buy our plants when the doors opened, and there was a steady stream of customers all morning. Most of our customers are very knowledgeable and know exactly what they want. Others have questions about habitat gardening and Louise Hallberg was there to answer questions. Louise also brought along a green and gold chrysalis of the monarch butterfly that was attached to a native milkweed. This was of great interest to all. Our workers return year after. All that experience makes the work easier and easier. We were able to move into the Vet's Building in record time, even though we started at 5:00 PM. Judy Hartwig worked on assembling the personnel; she devoted a lot of time and energy to recruiting cashiers, plant holding people, traffic directors, and others who make the sale proceed so smoothly. It is impossible to mention everyone by name since we had over 40 volunteers working on Saturday, but the Society is in a very good financial position thanks to all of you and your hard work. I want to give special thanks Betty Groce who has made sure that everyone signs in and gets their name tag for 15 years now. She is the first face that our volunteers see on Saturday morning and she is unfailingly pleasant, as well as efficient. When this task is done, Betty keeps the tables clean and stocked with plants. The plants that we offered for sale were well grown and beautiful. This was the result of four potting workshops and good growers. We must
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thank Dave and Anna Webster, Kathy Haines, Lynn Houser, Wendy Born, Elmarie Hutchinson, Mary and Lou Reid, Alan Brubaker, Rob Fox, Kathi Dowdakin, Carol Vellutini, Victoria Wikle, and Mary Aldrich. Shooting Star Propagation Nursery provided well rooted cuttings and Wendy Krupnik at Shone Farm provided the growing space for the August workshop plants. Cal Flora and Mostly Natives donated many beautiful plants. We also purchased plants from Cal Flora, Mostly Natives, Emerisa, and North Coast Natives; our sale had the best selection of native plants available anywhere. Bart O'Brien, the speaker at our September meeting, inspired an interest in gardening with CA native plants, building excitement for our sale. Our special potluck/seed packaging workshop was very successful. Mike Tallman brought in a lot of new and unusual seeds, so our seed and bulb selection was better than it has been in a long time. Heide Herrman did an excellent job organizing the packaging of the seeds and bulbs on Friday night. Thanks to all who helped with this last minute task. In addition to the plants, our books, posters and t-shirts were very popular. M.L. Carle, Beth Robinson, and Lily Verdone did an excellent job alerting people to weeds in Sonoma County and to the problems of horticultural plants that escape from our gardens. Kathi Jacobs and Margo Van Veen provided refreshments for all. Thanks to the members who brought in the delicious cookies! Our member, Louisa Carter, sold her wildflower note cards and prints for the sixth year. Our customers like her cards very much. This was the first plant sale for our new Treasurer, Jim Piercy, and he did an excellent job. He was assisted by Barbara Alexander and Marianne Perron. There were 14 cashiers working to make sure that no one stood in line very long. We appreciate their dedication. Without publicity we would have no customers. Pauline Haro worked all year to make sure that our event was covered in all forms of media. We must thank Rosemary McCreary, Dave Fazio, and Wade Belew for their kind mention of our sale. In addition, the Press Democrat ran a free advertisement for our sale in the Tuesday, October 2 edition. The left over plants went to Hidden Valley School native plant garden and to Cotati Creek Critters for their revegetation of the Laguna where it flows through Cotati. We are happy that the plants will be used to benefit the environment Sonoma County. We can be very proud of our sale. We provide an excellent selection of well-grown native plants. The seeds and bulbs are unique to our sale. The success of the sale is a wonderful testament to how well we all work together to promote the use of California native plants. Liz Parsons

36th Annual Plant Sale October 12 and 13, 2007
If you want to start seeds of many natives, now is the time to put them into containers for winter stratification or put them in a plastic bag filled with slightly damp soil to stratify them in the refrigerator for a month. If you have success growing plants please donate some to the sale next year. The Chapter will provide soil and fertilizer. If you would like to come to meetings of the Horticulture Group, give me a call. We share seeds and plants and success stories and visit gardens.
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Also, the Plant Sale Committee will be meeting soon to discuss this year’s sale and to begin planning for the next sale. We need new members. We welcome anyone who would like to help with this important work. We have a lot of fun at our workshops and welcome new ideas. If you have any questions or would like to help, you can contact me at 833-2063 or lizpar8993@aol.com. Liz Parsons

Other Chapter News
Invasive Plants Corner
I attended the 2006 Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council) Symposium, "Research and Management: Bridging the Gap" on October 5th and 6th. Researchers, managers and weed workers from many California agencies and non-profits attended. There were many presentations and several workshops for attendees to chose. The theme was addressed to the problem of dissemination of useful information from researchers at universities to those who must deal with weeds on the ground. Managers cited a lack of applicability of some of the research, and an inability due to dollars and time constraints to do quality research themselves. In particular managers would like to be able to explain to their boards or the public what the costs of restoration and the efficacy of removal are likely to be. And, of course, they want to know what strategies will work and what won't. Janet Kline of Marin Municipal Water District, with her "quick and dirty" method of data gathering, has been able to explain to her board and the public why she is losing the battle against French broom since her board has forbidden her to use herbicide. Researchers presented studies that would help restoration efforts succeed. One study showed that the conventional wisdom about the spread of Arundo donax was incorrect. Arundo does not spread from fragments, but from stalks that have fallen on the ground. Weed workers will attack the weed differently with this knowledge in mind. Tarweeds were found to be the best native competitor with star thistle. Restoration can be more successful when the correct plant replacement is used. A study was made of weed projects in our county and the adjacent ones completed at various times to see what succession of plants resulted. Quite surprising! Of course studies are underway on the effects on global warming on species diversity. It is projected that warming will be much higher in California than the world average. The intersection of sun and rain should favor earlier blooming plants. Betty Young's presentation of our Nursery Project was very well received in the breakout group. It may become a model for the state. The Nursery Project still has room for you. It only takes a few minutes to visit a nursery, and nursery people are almost always pleasant. E-mail ML at mlml@svn.net. M.L. Carle

Chapter Field Trips
Santa Rosa Creek Stewardship
Saturday, November 4, 9:00 A.M. Come to Santa Rosa Creek and help support biodiversity! We’ll join Chapter member, Suki Winship, in attacking ivy, Vinca, Himalayan blackberry, and other invasives that threaten the flat rock area near the confluence of Brush and Santa Rosa Creeks. There will be a talk about creek history and botany for the first half hour, and then we’ll work from 9:30-12:00 P.M. We hope for this to be a gathering of neighbors, CNPS and Landpaths volunteers, and SRJC biology students, with support from the Santa Rosa Creek Stewardship program. Directions: Meet at the bridge over Santa Rosa Creek where Yulupa Ave intersects Yulupa Circle at 9AM. Contact: Suki Winship; s.winship@sbcglobal.net; 707-5260560 for directions and details as the date approaches. Special thanks to Suki for spearheading this effort!

Pt. Reyes Mushroom Foray with Sonoma County Mycological Society
Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM The Point Reyes MycoBlitz is an ongoing attempt to document the macro-fungi at Point Reyes National Seashore. Through a series of forays spanning several seasons, armies of volunteers, made up of professional and amateur mycologists, collect fungi from all the major plant communities in the park. We’ll join SOMA for this fun event. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Olema at 9:00 a.m. to sign up for a collecting route and get maps, wax bags, and field labels. This is an effort to document the fungi at Pt. Reyes—a cooperative venture of local mushroom clubs, UC Berkeley, and the national park. Learn about fungi and the unique habitats of Pt. Reyes. Bring mushroom collecting baskets, a tackle box (for small specimens) digging tools or a pocket knife, water, whistle, compass, and lunch. For more information, contact David Rust at incredulis@yahoo.com or 510-468-5014, http://www.bayareamushrooms.org/pt_reyes_mycoblitz.htm l.

Pinnacle Gulch Walk in Bodega Bay
Saturday, January 20, 9-11 AM We’ll take a short walk, weather permitting, through this nice area of coastal scrub to the beach to possibly do some birding. Directions and more details coming next month. Contact: Beth Robinson, 707-490-4951, bethysmail@gmail.com Beth Robinson

Education Report: Native Plant Garden at Hidden Valley Elementary in Santa Rosa excites a classroom of 6th graders
Several weeks before our chapter plant sale, the 6th graders at Hidden Valley knew what they wanted for their CA Native Plant Garden. Many hands were raised with suggestions of “monkeyflowers, tree mallow, Rincon manzanita, daisies, shooting stars, bulbs, grasses!” Most of their choices were purchased at our plant sale on a $50 budget. Some leftover Howard McMinn Manzanitas and Yankee Point Ceanothus were donated by the chapter as
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well. The garden already features some nice cultivars of Zauchneria, an island snapdragon and poppies, among others. In the next few weeks the 11 and 12-year olds will be composting and mulching the area with newspaper and the planting will follow. In past weeks we have been hoeing out weeds and cutting back dead wood in the garden, which was established in 2004. They really look forward to getting out on Thursday afternoons, and you would be surprised at how much they know and are curious about plants, gardening techniques, and their dreams for the native plant garden. I hope to lead some hikes for them in the spring as well, to see the plants in their natural habitats. Lynn Houser, Education Chair

keys in The Jepson Manual and A Sonoma County Flora or just answering questions. Keying can be fun, even if you get stuck! The best-learned plants are those learned with friends. You can bring your dinner if you want to, a hand lens and a copy of Jepson or Sonoma Co. Flora if you have them. A copy of each will be available. I also have L.H. Bailey’s Manual of Cultivated plants (my first manual used to key plants) for your latest garden mystery or escape. Lynn Houser

Items of Interest
Cotati Creek Critters Work Days
Cotati Creek Critters invite you to join them in planting 2,000 native trees and shrubs along the Laguna de Santa Rosa in Cotati over two years! Community Planting Day: Sunday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. See www.CotatiCreekCritters.info “Planting Day Information” for details, directions, and map, or contact Jenny at jennyb@creeks.cotati.info, or 792-4422. Jenny Blaker

Welcome New and Returning Members!
The membership incentive of $5.00 off at the checkout for new and renewing members was a great success. The chapter received 25 paid memberships at the sale! This is the first year that Sarah Gordon and I have gotten 10 memberships at cashier table #1, and I have been a cashier there for four years. I would like to thank Rose Rhodes at the membership table, Bob Hass at the entrance, and all the cashiers, as well as Jim Piercy and Wendy Born (Treasurer and Membership Chair) for all their help on the membership promotion. It’s an extra effort to recruit new members (and follow up) in addition to your regular job at the plant sale. The potential of the other CNPS brochures that were given out, added to these 25 new members, may just increase our membership to the tune of the 20% challenge! That’s about 80 new members for Milo Baker Chapter; can we do it? I hope we will continue the “$5.00 off plants” coupon in future years. Lynn Houser

Laguna Keepers Work Day
Join LagunaKeepers on Saturday, December 2 from 9am to noon for a Keegin Creek Restoration workday. This area has been newly excluded from grazing and we’ll be planting dozens of young Valley Oaks alongside the creek. Enter at Grab n’ Grow, 2759 Llano Road. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Bring your tools and water. Snacks will be provided. For more info, please contact Catherine, Education Program Assistant at 527-9277 x.109 or email catherine@lagunafoundation.org. Maggie Hart

UC Berkeley Weekend Workshops
The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium are pleased to present a broad range of topics for 2007’s weekend workshop series. Some of the workshops will be held near Sonoma County. For a complete workshop schedule, or to register, please consult http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/jepwkshp.html or phone Cynthia Perrine, Public Programs Coordinator at the Jepson Herbarium, (510) 643-7008.

Russian Riverkeeper Park Volunteer Days
Wednesday’s , 8:30 am – 11:30 am, join us for all or part. The park is at 16153 Main St., Guerneville, located on the north bank of the Russian River directly upstream of the pedestrian bridge. Visit the park to see the transformation or be part of the transformation taking place and help restore riverbank habitat. Restoration activities include: planting and caring for native plants, weeding, erosion control, restoration education and trash removal. Bring water, and wear sturdy shoes. Access is down a driveway west of Woody’s River Glass. At the bottom of the driveway look for the blue and white sign that says, “Russian Riverkeeper Demonstration Riparian Restoration Project Future Community Park.” Parking is available near the sign. See the website at http://www.russianriverkeeper.org or call Don McEnhill at 217-4762, or e-mail him at rrkeeper@sonic.net.
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Vine Hill Clarkia (Clarkia imbricata) 2006 Photo by Lynn Houser, Vine Hill Preserve

Chapter Activities
Discover Your Native Flora at Plant I.D. Hour
Come to Plant ID Hour and have a close look at your native flora! Arrive at 6:30, an hour before the November 21st General Meeting, and bring specimens of plants you want to identify. The first rains have come and the fall bloomers are out. At Plant ID Hour we feature plants of interest from the local area, see them through a dissecting microscope, and discover the differences between our many native species. I bring field guides and hefty taxonomic publications! I really enjoy helping you work through the
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Milo Baker Chapter Officers & Board of Directors Co-President, Lily Verdone, 478-4137, lverdone@gmail.com Co-President, Liz Parsons, 833-2063, LizPar8993@aol.com Secretary/SRJC Rep, Suzanne Butterfield, 575-9861, thelastiaeger@earthlink.net Treasurer, Jim Piercy, 539-3441, terrapenecarolinamajor@yahoo.com Book Sales, Adele Wikner, 869-3024, adelew@infostations.com Conservation Co Chair, John Herrick, 887-8542, joherri@yahoo.com Conservation Co Chair, Bob Hass, 938-8868, bob_cnpsmb@comcast.net Cunningham Marsh, Marcia Johnson, 829-3808, owlsnest@hughes.net Director at Large, Barney Brady, 433-0485, bbrady@pon.net Director at Large, Dea Freid, 824-8165, lemuria@sonic.net Director at Large, Marianne Perron, 887-1362, mariannesp@earthlink.net Director at Large, Jeff Woodward, 765-0245 Director at Large/SSU Rep, Sarah Gordon, 575-3979, Sarahgordon17@aol.com Field Trip Coordinator, ML Carle, 792-1823, mlml@svn.net Hospitality, Becky Montgomery, 573-0103, montyb@sonic.net Hospitality, May Miller, 538-4551, Maygmiller@aol.com Membership, Wendy Born, 829-7519, spores@excite.com Newsletter Editor, Heide Keeble, 820-1024, nemorphila@yahoo.com Plant Sale, Liz Parsons, 833-2063, lizpar8993@aol.com Poster & T-Shirt Sales, John Akre, 833-1243, jakre@pon.net Programs/Lectures, Betsy Livingstone, 887-8873, betsl@sonic.net Publicity, Mike & Stephanie Lennox, 887-0511, sedgesalvage@comcast.net Rincon Ridge Park, Lynn Houser, 568-3230, housers@sonic.net SCCC Rep., Wendy Krupnick, 544-4582, wendyk@pon.net Southridge Preserve, Jeffery Barrett 573-0271, barrett8@sonic.net Vine Hill Preserve, Jay Pedersen, shanjay@sonic.net Volunteer Coordinator, Ruby Herrick, 887.8542, rdherr@yahoo.com Webmaster, Ralph Johnson, webmaster@cnpsmb.org Website Admin/Photographer, Gary Hundt, 763-3387, garyhundt@muddyknees.com

We invite you to join CNPS Name________________________________ Address______________________________ City/Zip______________________________ Phone________________________________ Email________________________________ Chapter affiliation: Milo Baker (Sonoma County) Other county ______________________ Membership category: Student or Limited Income……… $25 Individual………………………….$45 Family, Group or Library………..$75 Plant Lover………………………$100 Patron…………………………….$300 Benefactor………………………..$600 Mariposa Lily…………………..$1500 New Member Renewal Make check payable to CNPS and mail to: CNPS, 2707 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 To pay by credit card or for more info call 916.447.2677 or visit www.cnps.org

Milo Baker Chapter P.O. Box 892 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 www.cnpsmb.org

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. Postage Paid Santa Rosa, CA Permit #470

Lilium pardalinum ssp. pitkinense Pitkin lily

Newsletter & Web Site Info
Send newsletter submissions to: Heide Keeble: nemorphila@yahoo.com Deadline for inclusion in the October newsletter is September 15. For newsletter/membership issues contact: Wendy Born spores@excite.com The chapter web site www.cnpsmb.org contains a wealth of information plus current and archived newsletters. To receive notification of the online newsletter, sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cnps

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