Conservation Analyst Position Open

In July we said goodbye to our friend and colleague, Mack Casterman, as he accepted a new position with a well-regarded environmental consulting firm in South Lake Tahoe. Mack was the East Bay Chapter’s Conservation Analyst, and his will be big shoes to fill. Can you help us find our next analyst? If you—or anyone you know—would like to have the unparalleled experience of working with some of the most dedicated plant conservationists around, please take a look at the job announcement at Applications are being accepted now and the position will remain open until it is filled.

Beth Wurzburg


Conservation Analyst Fund Appeal

Having a professional Conservation Analyst has made a huge difference in our actions to protect our local native plant habitats. Now that Mack Casterman has gone on to a full time job, our volunteers missed his work immediately and have been scrambling to keep up in his absence.

We will soon hire a new Conservation Analyst and must provide for his/her support, hence the beginning of the 2016 Conservation Analyst Appeal.

All contributions are very much appreciated. Please refer to the Chapter website ( to contribute using Paypal, or send a check made out to CNPS to our mailing address:
P.O. Box 55
Elmwood Station
Berkeley, CA

Many thanks to all who have contributed to our Chapter since the 2015 Appeal began!

Delia Taylor


Conservation Analyst Fund Donors

John Alcorn
Mary Alderson
Lisa Anich
Steve Aszatlos
Eleanor Bade
Laura Baker and Lewis Lubin
Berkeley Garden Club
David Bigham and Howard Arendtson
Thomas Bishop
Terry Blair and David Smith
Martha Booz
Barbara and Robert Brandriff
Leslie Brandt
Martha Breed
Mary Breunig
Shelagh and Bob Brodersen
Zelda Bronstein
Loretta Brooks
Margaret Brostrom
Thomas and Shirley Butt
Brenda Buxton and Stephen Walsh
Robert Case
Carol and John Casterman
Albert Chung
Jean Circiello
Patricia Coffey
Carol and Robert Coon
Rosemary Corbin
Tom Cramer
Elizabeth Crews
Lynn Crook
Margot Cunningham
Frances Dahlquist
John and Charli Danielsen
Mark Detterman
Sylvia Darr
Elizabeth Davidson
Mary and Jay Davis
William Davis
Sally de Becker
Adrienne Debisschop
Ann DeRosa
Mark Detterman
Sheila Dickie
Heidi Dobson
Sue Duckles
Melissa Edwards
Robert Elia
Chris Erickson
Barbara Ertter
Marsha Feinland
Ronald Felzer
Annmarie Finneral
Gerald Ford and Holly Forbes
Norman Frank
Gordon and Jutta Frankie
Dorothy Frantz
Christine Frick
Clara Gerdes
Toby Gidal
Kathleen Gilcrest
Marilyn Goldhaber
Nancy Gorrell
Greenberg Family Trust
Sandy Greenwald
Paul Grunland
Judith Ann Gurbaxani
Marilyn Halbert
Mary Ann and Willard Hannon
Jim Hanson and Nancy Allen
Marguerite Harrell
Bob Hass
Miao He
Barry and Ellen Hecht
John Heckman
Charles Heimstadt and Loretta Brooks
Claudia and Scott Hein
Hillside Gardeners
Elizabeth Hogg
Kristin Homme and Mark Elfield
Bill and Lesley Hunt
Peyton Jacob
Ashok Jethanandani +Arvind Kumar
Robert Jolda
Larry Jones
Kaiser Permanente
Kristi Jue and Julie Kinder
Tim Kask
Megan Keever
Dean Kelch and Daniel Weinstein
Jane and Tom Kelly
Jerry Kent
Bohun Kinloch
Arti Kirch and Cindy Siegel
Gudrun Kleist
Marcia Kolb
Jill Korte
Kathy Kramer
Christopher Kroll
Watson Laetsch
Eve Lednicky
Barbara and Philip Leitner
David and Evelyne Lennette
Ed Leong
Vera Lis
David Loeb
Cinda MacKinnon
Matthew Madison
Sandra Marburg and Ross Flewelling
Tamia Marg
David Margolies
Paul Matzner
Jean Matzuno
William McCoy and Natasha Berry
Erin McDermott
Winton and Margaret McKibben
David McFarlane and Joanne Orengo
Shirley McPheeters
Jon Merkle
Robert Meyers
Cindi Miller
Louise Miller
Sandra Morey
William Moseley
Caroline Moyer
New Leaf Community Markets
Linda Newton
Richard O’Donnell
Roberta O’Grady
Charles and Anne Olsen
Jana Olson
Sharon Ordeman
Carol Pachl
Lisa and Andy Paterson
Anita Pearson
PG&E Campaign for the Community
Genevieve Prlain
Tom Reid
Laura Reyes and Donald Kezar
Jo Ellen Rice
Krehe and Katherine Ritter
The Margery Roberts Foundation
Jean Robertson, Earthly Delights
Gene Rochlin
Yong Sook Rogers
Steve Rood
Sue Rosenthal
Doris and Richard Ryon
San Leandro Garden Club
Marjorie Sauer
Judy Schwartz
Pamela Seifert
Brenda Senturia
Jake Sigg
Carol Silva and A. Olsen
Shirleymae and Igor Skaredoff
Suzanne Skrivanich
John Slama
Doris Sloan
Karen Smith
Elizabeth Sojourner
Robert Sorenson
Sheila Souza
Linda Spahr
Nicki Spillane
Donald Stang and Helen Wickes
Martha Staskawicz
Sandy Steinman
Amy Stewart
Emilie Strauss
Ann and Larry Sullivan
Aaron Sunshine
Sylvia Sykora
Calvin Tam
Delia and John Taylor
Christopher Thayer
Britt Thorsnes
Steve Toby
Wendy Tokuda
Laurie Umeh
Liz Varnhagen
Linda Vida
Joyce Walton
Phoebe Watts
Roy West
Karen Wetherell
Mary White, honoring David Margolies
Shirley White
Kitty Whiteside
Susan Wickham
Joe Willingham
Christina Wistrom + Jeremy Thorsnes
Brenda Wong
Elaine Worthington-Jackson
Bill and Mary Alice Yund
Roberta Zorzynski