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Chapter Celebration! Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 5, 2010

You are invited to our 4th Annual CHAPTER CELEBRATION…..

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Duck Club, Riparian View Way, Irvine (Directions here – click in the left-hand bar on “Directions to Duck Club)

Schedule of Events:

5:30 pm      Bird Walk in San Joaquin Marsh with Rich Schilk

6:30 pm      Appetizers!    Silent Auction! Slide show of Chapter Activities!   Chapter Awards!

7:30 pm      Main Program, featuring Bob Perry

Close  – – Raffle and Book Signing

Our 4th Annual Chapter Celebration is upon us! We hope you will join us for our fun activities. Don’t miss the Silent Auction from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. We have many great items, large and small, for you to bid on. Delicious appetizers will be served, and after the main program we will hold our usual raffle, with a twist.  Thanks to Kathy Glendinning (Silent Auction and Raffle), Elizabeth Songster (Food!)and Celia Kutcher (Slideshow) for special assistance with our event.

Our featured silent auction item this year is a fabulous giclee 30×40″ reproduction of “Desert Shadow, Anza Borrego”, by plein air artist Mark Kerckhoff. This stunning artwork, valued at $1,300, is signed and authenticated by the award-winning artist, and it’s hard to distinguish between it and the original oil. The minimum bid will be only $650. This is a great opportunity to obtain a wonderful artwork (or another fun item up for bid) and support chapter grant programs, including school gardens and research grants, at the same time.

"Desert Shadow, Anza Borrego" by Mark Kerckhoff

Main Program: Speaker Bob Perry on “Native Landscapes—Reflecting Experience and Vision”

Bob Perry will be summarizing a range of observations and views he has made regarding California native plants and their influence on his teaching and design work. He will present several of his design projects to illustrate the use of natives that achieve water conservation and sustainability. These examples will illustrate guidelines and principles that can be applied to residential as well as commercial scale landscapes. Preparing planting palettes, storing carbon, wildlife value and saving water are among the ideas to be discussed.

Landscape architect and Professor Emeritus from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, California, Bob Perry is a recognized expert

in areas of native plant and water-conserving garden design. Among his accomplishments, Bob has written three color-illustrated books on landscape plants. His most recent work, Landscape Plants for California Gardens, is a comprehensive reference that includes more than 350 California native plants. Bob is also a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects based upon his academic career and long-standing commitment to resource conservation and sustainable landscaping. Bob has been a friend of CNPS for a long time and it is great to have him back here in Orange County!

Bob will be selling his new book at the meeting and has agreed to sign them as well. The cost will be $65.00 + $6.50 tax. This represents a 25% discount from the retail $87.50, and also saves the $12.00 shipping and handling if ordered from Amazon. He will be accepting payment in check or cash only—no debit/credit cards.

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