The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) 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.

2023 Annual Wildflower Show

Saturday June 3rd 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday June 4th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Coast Life Support District’s Bill Platt Training Center - Meeting Room

38901 Ocean Drive in Gualala, across the street from Redwood Coast Medical Services.

More information is available in the current issue of Calypso page 2 under Upcoming Events

2023 DKY Field Trips are Posted. Check out this years exciting lineup of Coastal Field Trips and RSVP online. Thanks Rhiannon for organizing these great opportunities to explore the diversity of ecosystems in our coastal environs.

New 2022 Barbara Rice Intern Sara Bandali Read her Barbara Rice Intern Report posted February 2023

Alexis LaFever-Jackson continues to comment on her work as 2020 Barbara Rice Intern in the latest issue of Grasslands. (pp. 17-19) Check it out!

Latest DKY CNPS Comments on THP in JDSF

Latest Dudleya Protection Legislation News Governor Newsom signs AB233!

Enjoy Being Outdoors! Stay Safe!

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