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Members’ Meeting   There is no meeting in December. The next is on January 28, 2015.
Speaker: Dylan Burge, Assistant Curator, Department of Botany, California Academy of Sciences,
Topic: Diversification of the California Lilacs (Ceanothus) in Western North America.
Chapter Board Election Information about the candidates for East Bay Chapter officers for 2015.  The printed version of this newsletter should arrive in your mailbox around December 11, give or take a day or two. You can show your appreciation of those volunteering to serve by marking and mailing the inserted ballot.
Point Isabel Restoration  On  Saturday, November 1 Jane and Tom Kelly led one of their monthly sessions aiming to restore the native flora of Pt. Isabel. Numerous volunteers, including children, worked hard and had fun at the same time.
Conservation Analyst’s Report  Despite widespread public opposition the Oakland City Council voted to approve the Oakland Zoo’s plans to build on 77 acres of beautiful native habitat in Knowland Park. Yet the efforts of the East Bay Chapter and allied environmental organizations  galvanized a lot of people and give hope that future efforts to protect local natural treasures will be more successful.  
Field Trips  Don’t miss David Margolies’ field trip on January 4 to Huddart County Park to see fetid adder’s tongue.
Restoration  Restoration events in January at Point Isabel, Huckleberry Regional Park, and Sibley Regional Park. Winter Restoration Workshops in Garber Park in December, January, and February.
Directory  Contact information for Chapter leaders.