Environmental Partnership Potluck
Sunday, March 26, 2023
12:00-3:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. setup all Hands are Welcome)
Greenwood Community Center, Elk
Peter Baye: Environmentalist of the Year
Four organizations dedicated to the Mendocino environment ”Dorothy King Young Chapter of CNPS, Mendocino Coast Audubon, Mendocino Land Trust, and Mendocino State Parks ”began meeting in the late 1990s to share information and provide mutual support. By 2002 they had formalized to the extent of agreeing to meet annually, rotate hosting the meeting, and present an award each year to a person or organization whose efforts on behalf of the environment have made a difference in our community. This award was renamed the Matt Coleman Environmental Service Award in his honor after his tragic death. Ginny and Warren Wade, Joan Curry, Pat Howard, Binah Polay, and Sally Malby were the organizers.
DKY is this year's host. The host organization nominates an awardee (it can be more than one), and since many of our DKY members are also active in the other groups, we have been well represented. At last year's meeting, for the first time, a new organization was added, the Noyo Center, adding the marine environment to the group.
This year's Environmentalist of the Year is our own Peter Baye, Naturalist, Botanist, Conservationist extraordinaire!
Please come and celebrate this recognition of his work to protect native habitats in Mendonoma.
We will start setting up at 11:00 a.m. (please help if you can). Bring a dish to share, beverage, and utensils. Lunch will start at noon, then the partners will briefly update everyone on their activities, followed by the award to Peter. It is a very fun event. And, you'll be amazed at how much these groups are accomplishing. For more information Email presidentSupport CNPS Plant Natives* atSupport CNPS Plant Natives *dkySupport CNPS Plant NativescnpSupport CNPS Plant Nativess.Support CNPS Plant Nativesorg or leave a message at 707 271-3156. Greenwood Community Center is at 6129 S. Highway One (look for the sign, take the dirt drive to the back.
DKY ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEETING AND POTLUCK
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Greenwood Community Center, Elk
Phil Van Soelen, will talk about
Supporting Native Biodiversity In Your Garden
We know Phil mostly as the person who, with Sherrie Althouse, started California Flora Nursery-the source of most of the plants that we get for our annual plant sales. A trip to CalFlora Nursery is a glorious experience! He is retired now and has been spending some time exploring the Mendocino and Sonoma coast with his wife, Mary Killian. Phil combines an artist's eye (he attended California Institute of the Arts in Southern California) with an ecologist's knowledge (he has an undergraduate degree in environmental studies), and a conservationist's ethic (he has focused on protecting northern California rare plants through CNPS).Recently he was one of the featured horticulturists in "Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast," by Jennifer Jewel, published in 2021 by Timber Press. We are so honored that he will share his expertise with us at our potluck.
Saturday May 28, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sunday May 29, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday 2:00PM, a talk by botanist Nancy Morin
Gualala Community Center
DKY's Annual Wildflower
Returns to the Gualala Community Center
Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29 (check times above).
Join Nancy Morin on Sunday at 2:00 PM for her talk about Rare and Interesting Plants on the Mendocino Coast
Please Wear a Mask
The Dorothy King Young Chapter Annual Potluck Meeting at the Elk Community Center, hosted Teresa Sholars as the featured speaker. She gave a presentation on her research and author of Lupines in Jepson eFlora and Flora of North America. Video, separate audio files and PowerPoint of her presentation Adventures with Lupinus, from Populations to Publications are linked below. Due to technical difficulties at the site the first few minutes of her presentation is missing from the video and audio files. The PDF version of her PDF Powerpoint presentation is complete.
Our 2021 Celebrating CNPS Native Plant Week begins with a slideshow of wildflowers to be found at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. Katy Pye has put together this tour, map and guide to locations and trails where one might find these native wildflowers along with the blooming periods and the creatures that visit them for each species represented.
18220 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA
Individual volunteer citizen scientists and other participants interested in the 2021 SOD training and sampling for the Mendocino Coast can pick up their envelopes to collect Bay Laurel and Tan Oak leaf samples for the UC Berkeley Lab research project to track the spread of Phytophthora ramorum in California.
Mario Abreu, DKY representative will “man” the 2021 SOD Blitz station scheduled at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens enter parking lot on Saturday, May 29th from 10-11 AM, Sunday, May 30th from 10-11 AM, and Tuesday, June 1st from 10-11 AM for the “last chance” final drop off date and time to turn in sample envelopes from participants to be mailed to Doug Schmidt Wednesday morning, June 2nd. Contact: Mario Abreu 2021 SOD Blitzabre2021 SOD Blitzu2021 SOD Blitz a2021 SOD Blitzt 2021 SOD Blitzmc2021 SOD Blitzn.o2021 SOD Blitzrgs for details. Please do not contact the Botanical Gardens regarding this event.
Note: Participating SOD Blitz volunteers need go to the online website provided by the UC Berkeley Lab for training videos SOD Checklist and Sign up Link prior to event.Please wear a mask at the pick-up / drop-off station.
Non-Chemical Weed Control
This manual, available as a free download, provides comprehensive descriptions of 21 non-chemical weed control techniques used in California. It also provides descriptions of biological control agents targeting 18 of our state's most challenging weeds.
Compiled by researchers and
practitioners, the manual includes tips on how to use techniques,
the kinds of plants and environments in which they work best, and
the associated risks.
These BMPs form the foundation for an online decision support tool being developed in partnership with UC Agriculture & Natural Resources, with funding from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
“A look at Mendocino's rare Pygmy Forest ecosystem with local botanist Teresa Sholars” - Mendocino Voice, Lana Cohen