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The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, and parts of Placer and San Joaquin Counties.

Our Mission

The mission of CNPS is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats, through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.

Chapter Meetings

Our chapter meetings are free and the public is invited to attend.  Meetings are start at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (January - June and September - November) at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, 95816.   GOOGLE MAP

A wide selection of books and Sacramento Valley Chapter t‑shirts are available for purchase at meetings.
Refreshments are always provided! 

Chapter Meeting for Sept. 10th, 7:00:

Native Plants in a Water-Wise Home Landscape ~ Pam Bone

Concerned about the statewide drought declaration and outdoor watering restrictions? A brown lawn doesn’t havePam with Plant in Florida - cropped 197x200 to be the “new green”. Now is a great time to make your landscape more water efficient with native plants! Our chapter is hosting a native plant sale this month, so before you make your purchases, come to our September 10th meeting and learn from a preeminent gardening expert about how you can incorporate native plants into your own - new or expanding - low water landscaping.

Pam Bone will share tips to make your native plant garden water efficient and attractive. She will cover proper design, irrigation systems, and plant selection, including many beautiful Californian native plants that you can use in your own landscaping. Pam Bone is a long-time CNPS member, Landscape Horticulturist and a Lifetime Master Gardener. She is a frequent guest on radio gardening talk shows, previously co-hosted a gardening television program, and leads training classes throughout Northern California on landscape tree care and water efficient landscape fundamentals. Bring some questions – this is a great chance to learn from an expert – and leave with new inspiration to go water-wise with natives.

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