Archive for June, 2009

CNPS Orange County News – June ’09

June 12, 2009

In this Bulletin:

  1. Chapter Celebration, June 18, 2009
  2. Membership
  3. Newsletters On-Line
  4. Summer Hiatus


June 18, 2009

Duck Club, Riparian View Way, Irvine (Directions here)

YOU ARE INVITED to a special celebration!

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 pm            Bird Walk in San Joaquin Marsh with Rich Schilk
  • 6:30 pm            Appetizers!  Silent Auction!  Fellowship!
  • Slide show of Chapter Activities! Chapter Awards!
  • 7:30 pm            Main Program, featuring Barbara Eisenstein
  • Close                 Raffle
Chapter Activities Slide Show

Chapter Activities-Here we are at Fullerton Arboretum, April 09

Don’t miss the chapter activities slide show – you might see your smiling face.  The silent auction and raffle have several great selections this year.  All attendees will receive a raffle ticket as a door prize and will have the opportunity to purchase additional raffle tickets.  Bring an item to contribute to the raffle and see Sarah Jayne to exchange it for free raffle tickets.

Our featured speaker, Barbara Eisenstein, is the former Horticulture Outreach and Education Coordinator at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California.  Her talk, entitled “Native Grasses in the Garden”, will range from the small and fine textured to the large and robust grasses, showing us how easily these California grasses can add that special something for your garden. If you missed her talk at the recent “At Home with Natives” symposium, don’t miss her new presentation on our wonderful native grasses.

Aristida purpurea, photo by Gene Ratcliffe, Tree of Life Nursery

Aristida purpurea, photo by Gene Ratcliffe, Tree of Life Nursery


Did you know that CNPS members receive discounts at select merchants? That includes a 10% discount on plant purchases at Tree of Life Nursery right in our Orange County backyard.

Here’s a full list of membership benefits.

Here’s where you can join or renew your membership.


Our chapter bi-monthly newsletters, edited by Sarah Jayne, contain much more information than you receive in this monthly email!  Members receive their newsletter in the “snail” mail, but you can also check them out online at our website  Go to the “Newsletters” link on the left side of the page.  Our July/August newsletter will be online by approximately July 1st.


After our Chapter Celebration meeting, we go on hiatus for the summer months.  Our next monthly meeting will be on September 17, 2009, and our next monthly eNewsletter will be sent in September.  But while there will be no general membership meetings, the Chapter Board will be busy reviewing our accomplishments and making plans for the next year and into the future.  We welcome your input and participation in our Chapter direction.  Please contact any board member, or respond to this email, if you have ideas or feedback that you would like to share.


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