June 6 - 8, Friday - Sunday
NPSO Annual Meeting
The 2014 Annual Meeting will be sponsored by the Cheahmill Chapter. Join us for a coastal weekend in and around Cannon Beach. Meeting headquarters will be at Surfsand Resort. Look for registration information in the February Bulletin.
For information on Blue Mountain Chapter call Jerry Baker,541-566-2244.
At the moment, Blue Mountain chapter is still dormant. For additional information, contact Jerry Baker at 541-566-2244.
For more information, visit the chapter Web site, www.oregon-nativeplants.com. To be added to the e-mail list for upcoming programs and events, please contact email@example.com.
October 24, Thursday, 7 pm
Talk: Botanizing on Saddle Mountain and the Northern Oregon Coast.
Coastal plant expert, Kathleen Sayce, of Shaolwater Botanical will be joining us from Willapa Bay, WA to present an overview of plants from along the northern Oregon coast and Saddle Mountain. Learn about NW coastal plant communities and species diversity, historic and current botany adventures, and the role of geology in these coastal ecosystems. The talk will be based upon Kathleen’s wonderful Kalmiopsis article from Volume 17 in 2010. Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing, Meeting/Program starts at 7:00 pm. Location: Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of HWY 99W and SW 2nd St.). Parking lot entrances on Adams and 2nd Streets. Information: Luke Westphal, 971-388-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 21, Thursday, 7 pm
Talk: Citizens’ Rare Plant Watch
Erin Gray, co-chair of NPSO’s Rare and Endangered Plants Committee, will introduce the new Rare Plant Watch program. Anyone can become involved in citizen science and conservation by searching for and documenting rare Oregon plants. Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing, meeting/program starts at 7. Location: Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Hwy 99W and SW 2nd St.). Parking lot entrances on Adams and 2nd Streets. For more information, contact Luke Westphal, 971-388-9200 or email@example.com
For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact Kevin Weitemier at co_president@NPSOregon.org or 208-921-0827.
November 2, Saturday, 1 - 4 pm
Potting Party: Avery House.
Come help us prepare cuttings and divisions of native plants to be ready for the Spring Garden Sale. You may go home with a new cutting to keep! Please bring gloves, a trowel, rain gear, and any native cuttings or divisions you may have to pot up. Location: Avery Park Lion's shelter (near the Avery House). RSVP to Esther McEvoy, 541-754-0893 or firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can gauge needed supplies.
November 11, Monday, 7:30 pm
Meeting: Gardening with Native Plants for Wildlife.
Come learn how to use native plants to make your garden attractive habitat for our other native creatures, such as bees and birds. Location: Avery House in Avery Park, Corvallis. Park to the south of the Avery House in the park's parking lot. For more information contact Esther McEvoy, 541-754-0893.
December 9, Monday, 7 pm
Meeting: Corvallis Annual Winter Party.
Join us at the house of Loren and Flo. Please bring slides or digital images of your botanical adventures to show and a dessert to share with the group. Location: 3420 SW Willamette Ave., Corvallis. Contact Loren, email@example.com.
Visit the Emerald Chapter Web site
to learn more about the latest chapter events, plant lists and botanical information about Lane County plants and the people who love them.
New meeting location:
Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, 2411 Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn off MLK Blvd. onto Scout Access Rd. across from Autzen and take the first left into the parking lot. The meeting room is on the right side as you face the building.
November 21, Thursday, 7:30 pm
Meeting/Talk: Post-fire Vegetation Dynamics in the Northern Sierras.
David E. Hibbs will summarize nearly 20 years of studies of post-fire vegetation change in the northern California Sierras. Using comparisons of vegetation with and without active post-fire management, biologists were surprised several times by the robustness of the vegetation change process. Dr. Hibbs is Associate Department Head, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Silviculture, in the Department of Forest Ecosystems at Oregon State University. Location: Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, 2411 MLK Blvd., see above for directions. For more information, call 541-349-9999.
December 19, Thursday, 7:30 pm
Event: Holiday Social and Slide Show.
Bring 10 to 12 digital photos and a snack to share if you wish. Location: Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, 2411 MLK Blvd., see above for directions. For more information call 541-349-9999.
This chapter has recently become active. For information, visit the High Desert Chapter website www.highdesertnpsoregon.org
, Facebook page: 'Native Plant Society of Oregon: High Desert Chapter', or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the Klamath Basin Chapter, contact Sarah Malaby at 541-884-5703 or smalaby[at]cs.com.
For information on the Mid-Columbia Chapter, contact Sara Wu
November 21, Thursday, 7 pm
Program/Meeting: White Salmon River Restoration.
Jeanette Burkhardt, a watershed planner for the Yakama Nation Fisheries program, will describe planting projects at Lyle Falls and the post-Condit White Salmon River: how the projects have gone thus far, some of the challenges that have come up, and the somewhat experimental things being done at these sites. Location: Room 1.366, Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles.
December 19, Thursday, 7 pm
Program/Meeting: Ecological Studies of the Northern Oregon Cascades.
Jake Hurlbert will describe the ecology of the Cascades area, mostly from the Estacada drainage up to Mt Hood. He will stress the relationship between the members of the Oregon biota, including mushrooms, plants, and a few insects. Hurlbert has a Masters in Science and Education from Western Oregon University and is a member of several mycological societies in the Pacific NW. Recently, he developed eight regional biota studies of Oregon. Location: Room 1.366, Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles.
If you would like to receive the semi-official Chapter e-mail newsletter, The Calochortus
, e-mail Don Jacobson
Facebook: Take a look at our Facebook page. Native Plant Society of Oregon-Portland-Chapter. It will have the most up-to-date information on hike and other events as well as great plant pictures.
The Portland Chapter meets the second Thursday of most months in the Metro Building at 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland. Enter the building at the south end of the upper plaza on Irving St. (not the door on 600 NE Grand Ave.). An attendant will direct you to the meeting room upstairs. Informal meeting is at 7 pm. Formal meeting and presentation begin at 7:15 pm.
November 14, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Plants and Habitats of the Salish Sea.
Join nationally known botanical illustrator, Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik, for a presentation of the flowers and native plants around the San Juan Islands where she lives. Her botanical artwork will be on display and for sale. Visit Linda’s website at http://www.vorobikbotanicalart.com. Location: Metro Building, see above for details. Contact: Mary Smith at email@example.com or 503-288-4340.
December 12, Thursday, 7 pm
Members Party: Photo Sharing.
Bring your digital photos of native flora from Oregon and beyond for our annual year end celebration of the wildflower season. Bring some holiday goodies to share as well. Meeting location: Metro Building, see above for details. Contact: Mary Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-288-4340.
To join the Siskiyou Chapter email list: Send an email, from the address at which you want to receive announcements, to email@example.com. No subject or message is required. You will get a confirmation email. If you would like to volunteer to lead a hike in 2013, make a suggestion, or provide feedback regarding the field trip program please contact Sasha Joachims at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 21, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Red Buttes Wilderness Natural & Cultural History.
Luke Ruediger, author of the recently released Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology, will discuss the natural and cultural history of the exquisite Red Buttes Wilderness, a small but special wilderness area south of Applegate Lake in Northern California. Refreshments at 6:45 pm, meeting and program at 7 pm. Free. Location: Southern Oregon University, Science Building, Rm 171. Contact Kristi: 541-941-3744.
For program information, contact John Savage at 503-399-8615 or Alexandra Ninneman at 503-391-4145.