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Marin Chapter 50th Anniversary

Marin Chapter Turns 50! In 2024, we are celebrating our talented and dedicated people and all they have achieved, as well as planning some new paths for the future. We have accomplished a lot, but our tough and beautiful native plants still need an advocate. We invite you to join us in our mission and help celebrate our native flora. Marin Native Plant Challenge Locate and photo-document 50... read more Marin Chapter 50th Anniversary

The Road to Ring Mountain

By Kristin Jakob and Laura Lovett Tiburon’s Ring Mountain is now known to be a rare biological island, home to several rare plants including one species unique to that site. However, it went through some rough times before it was preserved for the public to enjoy. Upon its founding in 1974, CNPS Marin Chapter became active participants in the campaign to save Ring Mountain. Its significant role... read more The Road to Ring Mountain

The Start of Something Great

Marin CNPS History The roots of CNPS go back to 1938 when Howard McMinn, professor of botany at Mills College in Oakland, conceived of the need for a native plant botanical garden in northern California and headed up the committee that chose the site in Wildcat Canyon in the north Berkeley hills. He also succeeded in bringing on board James Roof, working at the time at the California Forest and... read more The Start of Something Great