Upcoming CNPS SCV Events and Activities - November 29, 2022

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Nov 29, 2022, 3:08:04 PM11/29/22
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Dear friends,
Check out our chapter's upcoming events:

[1] Habitat Restoration at Lake Cunningham
Saturday, December 3, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

VENUE: Native Garden Parking Lot
Join us to restore habitat (weeding and mulching) in the Native Garden at Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose. During the summer months, we remove invasives throughout the park. Meeting place may change from one week to the next.

First timers: please follow directions in this meetup to get to the native garden. It is a very large park (200 acres) with two entrances. You want to head to the Google map pin for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden".

We follow City of San Jose guidelines for volunteering during the pandemic: face covering and social distancing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding hoe (and knee pad, if you prefer that). Wear a face covering, hat, gloves, sturdy garden shoes. Bring plenty of fluids and hydrate often. We start with a 5-minute orientation, then walk to the site, so please be on time.

First-timers: Bring a signed waiver form available at https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/2021-volunteer-service-agreement-adoptapark-version.pdf

Workdays are sometimes rescheduled or canceled. Always RSVP to confirm, and check the latest updates Friday night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so we know and wait-listers get a chance.

[2] Discussion on school gardens
Monday, December 5, 7:00 PM

Our chapter often gets requests for help with starting or maintaining native plant gardens in schools. We have set up working group of people who are interested in this topic. We meet on Zoom every few weeks. If you would like to help out in any way, please join this meeting. (Registration is required.)
The specific goals for the December 5th meeting are:
(1) Narrow down the plant list (pre-discussion via email)
(2) Types of plant signage and information on signs

Please register by clicking on the link below. After registering, you will receive a link with information to attend the meeting.

Here are some events from other chapters and organizations:

[3] Ulistac Natural Area - Santa Clara
Saturday, December 3, 10 AM - 1 PM

Volunteers remove invasive plants and plant California native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers.
Contact them at: ulistac @ gmail.com.

Questions about any of the events? Do not reply to this email - instead, please direct your questions to: info @ cnps-scv.org.

For more information about chapter activities, be sure to check the latest Blazing Star and our chapter website - cnps-scv.org. We also recommend joining our Meetup group to receive a notification when we schedule new activities, including field trips.  Not a member of CNPS yet? Join here.

California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Find us on the web at cnps-scv.org, and follow us on FacebookMeetupInstagram, and Twitter.
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