2015 Conservation Analyst Fund– Help us protect the native plants we all love

Our Conservation Committee and Conservation Analyst Mack Casterman are on the offensive representing our native plants and their communities. The photo on the right below shows the damage done by off-the-road vehicles and what we will lose if 3400 acres of eastern Alameda County land are developed by the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area. The Environmental Impact Report will soon be released, our team will be examining it carefully, and that means Mack.

190 members and friends have made donations to support the Chapter and the half-time position of Mack Casterman, our professional Conservation Analyst. Please join us! We still need $6020 to reach our goal of $40,000. Please be as generous as you can be. Send your check made out to CNPS with “Conservation Analyst” in the memo to:

CNPS East Bay Chapter
PO Box 5597
Elmwood Station, Berkeley, CA 94705

You can also contribute via Paypal at: www.ebcnps.org

Thanks to these donors from February and March:
Mary Alderson
Laura Baker and Lewis Lubin
Thomas Bishop
Albert Chung
Frances Dahlquist
Ronald Felzer
Christine Frick
Hillside Gardeners
Mary Ann and Willard Hannon
Jim Hanson and Nancy Allen
Kaiser Permanente
Barbara and Philip Leitner
New Leaf Community Markets
PG&E Campaign for the Community
Yong Sook Rogers
Sylvia Sykora
Calvin Tam
Delia and John Taylor
Steve Toby
Doris and Joe Willingham

Delia Taylor

View from Tesla Road into area proposed for
off-road-vehicle use. Photo by Delia Taylor.


View from Corral Hollow Road. Photo by Delia Taylor.


Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa) beside Tesla Road. Photo by Delia Taylor.
Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa) beside Tesla Road. Photo by Delia Taylor.


Tesla vista
Tesla vista