updated March 2018
Environmental Partners Annual Potluck
Monday, March 19, 6:00-8:00 pm
Russian Gulch State Park Lodge
Please join the California Native Plant Society, Mendocino Area Parks Association, Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, and Mendocino Land Trust at the annual Environmental Potluck Dinner, this year hosted by the Mendocino Area Parks Association. Please bring a dish to share, whatever you prefer to drink, and your own plate, silverware, and cup.
Glass Beach Headlands Field Trip
Sunday, March 11, 10:00 am
parking lot at Pudding Creek trestle
easy 0.5-mile hike, with possible continuation along the Ft. Bragg Coastal Trail in Noyo Headlands Park should there be interest. To RSVP, contact Rhiannon Korhummel at rkbotanist@gmail.com. Check the DKY Facebook page for updates.
Veg Camp
March 23 - 26
Teresa Sholars is hosting and working with Veg Camp people from Sacramento, including new CDFW staffer Jean Garrison and she will need volunteers. Contact Teresa at tsholars@mcn.org.
Invasive Plant Removal at Hendy Woods State Park
Sunday, March 25, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
meet at Hendy Woods State Park Cay Use Picnic Area
Enjoy FREE Park entrance for the day and bring gardening gloves, hand trowels/loppers & a picnic lunch. www.hendywoods.org
SOD Blitz Presentation
Saturday, March 31
RFFI (Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc.) Conference Room, 90 W. Redwood Avenue, Ft. Bragg
The guest speaker is Matteo Garbelotto, Director Forest Pathology & Mycology Lab at U.C. Berkeley. The presentation will begin promptly at 9:00 am. It is open to the public, no fee, and a reservation is not required. For further information contact Mario Abreu at abreu@mcn.org before March 30th.
Navarro Point Field Trip
Sunday, April 8, 10:00 am
meet at Navarro Point parking lot located about 1-mile south of Navarro Ridge Road on the west side of Hwy 1
Navarro Point is a 56-acre preserve owned and managed by the Mendocino Land Trust. Bring a lunch, binoculars, hand lens, water and camera. For questions and to RSVP, contact Rhiannon Korhummel at rkbotanist@gmail.com. Rain will cancel; check the DKY Facebook page for updates
Napa Valley CNPS Chapter Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15, 10 am - 4 pm
Skyline Park, 2201 Imola Avenue, Napa, CA. 707-253-2665, http://www.napavalleycnps.org/
Point Arena Mountain Beaver Presentation
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm
Coast Community Library, Point Arena
Jennie Jones Scherbinski is a graduate student at Humboldt State University studying mountain beavers and their habitat.
Point Arena Field Station Plant Survey
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29
Mendocino College biology professor, Brianna Zuber, will be resurveying plant plots with her students. Volunteers are needed to help with plant IDs. Contact Brianna Zuber at bzuber@mendocino.edu or Teresa Sholars at tsholars@mcn.org.
California Native Plant Week - April 15 - 22
Sunday, April 15 1:00 pm - Wildflowers around the Point Arena Lighthouse. This is an easy walk to look at bluff and grassland plants. Leader: Nancy Morin. Meet at the lighthouse gate on Lighthouse Road, Point Arena.Monday, April 16 10:00 am - Wildflowers of Glass Beach. This is a classic wildflower spot that harbors many rare and interesting plants. Leader: Teresa Sholars. Meet at entrance to Glass Beach, Fort Bragg.Tuesday, April 17 1:00 pm - Native plants at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. The Gardens are home to many lovely native plant communities from creek-side to woodland to ocean bluff. Leader: Mario Abreu. Meet at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden’s visitor center entrance.Wednesday, April 18 1:00 pm - Riparian walk (river bed and banks) on the Gualala River Wheatfield Fork near Haupt Creek . Park on the west side of the Haupt Creek bridge on Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road. Water-tolerant footwear is a necessity to cross knee deep water. Leader Peter Baye.Thursday, April 19 9:45 am - Manchester State Beach and Thompson Heather Gardens. See Thursday Ramblers link for details: http://thursdayramblers.blogspot.com/p/upcoming-schudule.html Leader: Bob Rutemoeller, 884-4824.Saturday, April 21 10:00 am - Pelican Bluffs Preserve. Leader: Julia Larke. Meet at Pelican Bluffs trailhead parking lot approx. 1.5 mi s of Point Arena on Hwy 1. Come explore this beautiful newly opened Mendocino Land Trust property.Sunday April 22 1:00 pm - Skaggs Springs Road. The walk is along the road looking at the rich diversity of plant species found in this area. This area is shady in the morning and can be cool so dress accordingly. Leader: Nancy Morin. Park at the east side of Haupt Creek Bridge.