2021 Chapter Meetings

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, join us for this Chapter Meeting via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be sent to members within a day of the meeting.
The Chapter's meetings take place eight times each year on the second Monday of the month (January through June plus October and November). The meeting starts at 7:30 P.M. and generally last about an hour-and-a half. When Covid 19 restrictions are not in place meetings take place at the Redwoods retirement home.  There is a welcome and sale session starting at 7:00 and an optional, no-host dinner with the speaker at 5:30 (details below). 5:30 p.m. Join friends and meet our speakers for a no-host dinner at The Cantina, 651 E Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. Please call Kristin Jakob at 415.388.1844 at least one day ahead to be assured of a seat with our group. 7:00 p.m. Meet at the Redwoods retirement home, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Books, posters, and cards will be for sale before as well as after the meeting. 7:30 p.m. Presentation starts.

Chapter Meeting – 8 November, 2021

@ 7:30 pm via Zoom

“Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates, with Special Emphasis on California Natives”

Guest Speaker: Saxon Holt, award-winning photographer

Mr. Holt will take us on a photographic journey through his new book, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape.

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Chapter Meeting – 11 October, 2021

Nicole Ibañez

Climate as a Driver of Divergence in Soil-specialist Plants

Guest Speaker:  Nicole Ibañez, Masters candidate, University of San Francisco

7:30 p.m. – Online Zoom Presentation

The global climate is changing rapidly, and stochastic events like droughts are becoming increasingly frequent and severe. It is important to understand how communities are affected by climate, especially in rare, fragmented habitats.

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Chapter Meeting – 13 September, 2021

“Our Last, Best Chance to Save California Biodiversity: Are we up to the Challenge?”

Guest Speaker: Daniel Gluesenkamp, Executive Director of the California Institute for Biodiversity

7:30 p.m. – Online Zoom Presentation

In all the universe, we know of just one living planet. Today, the mass extinction crisis threatens all that life.

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Chapter Meeting – 12 July, 2021

Marginal Survival?
Preparing Marin Bayland Edges for Native Plant Conservation During Rapid Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

Guest speaker: Peter Baye

7:30 p.m. – Online Zoom Presentation

In Marin County’s tidal marshes and shorelines, most of the native plant species diversity is narrowly distributed along the highest edges.

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