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.

Our 2020 Virtual Wildflower Walks began with Light House Rd and Stornetta. Current Virtual Wildflower Walks/Tours also include: Kruse Rhododendron State Nature Reserve, Soda Springs, Hearn Gulch, Manchester, Van Damme, Russian Gulch, Jug Handle SNR, Glass Beach, Mackerricher and Ten Mile Dunes. Check back often for more Virtual Wildflower Tour updates.

The Calypso News Letter has resumed publication with the September-October Issue!
Continue to take advantage of the Calypso Archives and Virtual Wildflower Tours.

Enjoy Being Outdoors! Stay Safe! Wear a Mask! Practice Social Distancing!

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

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