NEWSLETTER OF THE DOROTHY KING YOUNG CHAPTER
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
PROGRAM – Annual Meeting
& Holiday Potluck Luncheon
Sunday, December 10, 12:00 Noon for Luncheon,
1:30 PM for program, Greenwood Community Center,
Hwy 1 in Elk. Speaker: Peter Warner
Program: A Dose of Spring, 'Til the Real Thing –
A sampling of local and state wildflower photos.
Our Potluck Luncheon and Annual Meeting will be
held on Sunday, December 10 at the Greenwood
Community Center in Elk. Not only is this a fun
meeting, but it’s also our Chapter Board Election, so
be sure to show up and vote. Wine is allowed, so
let’s get merry!
Two excellent new books will be on sale at
reasonable prices: Native Treasure – Gardening
With California’s Native Plants by M. Nevin Smith
(this sold out at our plant sale), and Ceanothus by
Dieter Wilken and David Fross. Native Plants for the
Garden by Bornstein, Fross and O’Brien will also be
for sale. Buy a gift for someone special or treat
yourself to a book.
Please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share,
plus dishes and flatware if possible. The Community
Center is at the south end of Elk, right off Highway 1,
on the east side. We’ll try to have a CNPS sign out
Our speaker has a lifelong love affair with California’s
indigenous plants and wild places. Peter Warner is a
determined plant keyer, who won’t quit the field until
the last plant trickster has been properly identified.
Go on one of his campouts and you are likely to be
entertained by Peter playing guitar and singing wistful
ballads. Peter is also a renowned weed basher,
working hard to make room for native plant
communities to restore themselves.
Peter is a resource ecologist with the State
Department of Parks and Recreation, and our local
state parks keep him very busy. He is a past
president of the Milo Baker Chapter of CNPS and is
very active in the California Invasive Plant Council.
Volunteer, our chapter