All In Person Events are canceled due to the Public Health and Safety concerns generated by the COVID-19 virus situation. Everyone is encouraged to be mindful of good health habits and the COVID-19 protocols now in place. Hoping to see you all at a DKY CNPS event when the All Clear is sounded. Until then be well and mindful of others. -dky webmaster
In lieu of DKY in person activities we will be posting Items of Interest to Chapter Members and the Public of CNPS Webinars, Resources and Information available on the CNPS website encouraging Native Plants in your Gardens and Chapter Plant Sale Dates from nearby CNPS Chapters. Check back often for additions!
Check out our Virtual Wildflower Tours which have replaced our in person guided tours.
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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 entre 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 Blitzabreu2021 SOD Blitz *2021 SOD Blitza2021 SOD Blitzt2021 SOD Blitz* mc2021 SOD Blitzn.o2021 SOD Blitzrg 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 Signup 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