Members Meeting  Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks, will give an informative and entertaining presentation entitled “Oak Mistetoe, Poison Oak, and Lace Lichen: Friends or Foes?”

Native Plant Fair  The East Bay Chapter annual Native Plant Fair on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 features a large selection of local California natives, plus nature related crafts from talented vendors. Sunday is Family Day, with live music and lots of activities for children.

On Saturday there is a native plant sale at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, only a 2-minute drive from Native Here Nursery.

Conservation Analyst’s Report  This past spring a coalition of community and environmental groups collected signatures to qualify the Dublin Open Space Initiative of 2014. This initiative created an eastern urban limit line for the town of Dublin, protecting a large portion of our “East Dublin and Tassajara” BPPA from urban development. In June, the City Council unanimously adopted the initiative due to an outpouring of community support.

Unfortunately development interests were also able to qualify a competing measure. It presents itself as an urban limit line similar to ours, but it would take development plans out of the hands of voters, and would allow a 2,000 unit development in Doolan Canyon.

You don’t have to be a Dublin resident to join in the battle to protect valuable natural habitat from unwise development.

Potluck Picnic October 12   Delicious food and drink along with fun games and activities for all ages. Sponsored by East Bay CNPS and the SF Bay Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

Restoration  Join in the efforts by the East Bay Chapter and allied groups to restore native habitat under siege by invasive plants.

Bringing Back the Natives fall schedule of events

Solano Stroll  At the 2014 Solano Stroll East Bay Chapter volunteers got out the word about our conservation efforts to the many visitors to the Chapter’s booth. The Chapter gained seven new members and forty people signed onto the East Bay Chapter email list.

Myrtle Wolf Scholarships  Scholarships honoring the late Myrtle Wolf, teacher, conservation activist and long time member of the East Bay Chapter of CNPS. Read about how to apply.

Sudden Oak Death field treatment workshop and SOD blitz results meeting  Attend a 2-hour field treatment session offered by Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, UCCE Specialist in Forest Pathology and Mycology, UC Berkeley. Dr. Garbelotto will present and demonstrate the latest methods aimed at the prevention and spread of the SOD pathogen.

Directory of Chapter leaders