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.

Click to enlarge  Wildflower Show May 28-29, 2022
Dorothy King Young Chapter of CNPS holds its First Wildflower Show since 2020 at the Gualala Community Center

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

Field Trips Are Back! Check out the opportunites on the Activities Page and follow the link to the new sign up form

Latest DKY CNPS Comments on THP in JDSF

Latest Dudleya Protection Legislation News Governor Newsom signs AB233!

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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

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