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January 2009 


Bay Leaf 


California Native Plant Society • East Bay Chapter • Alameda & Contra Costa Counties 

www.ebcnps.org 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

Native Here 

Open for business & volunteer help: Fridays 9 am-12 pm, Satur- 
days 10 am to 2 pm, and now Tuesdays 12 pm-3pm 

Conservation Conference 

The CNPS 2009 Conservation Conference and workshops will be 
held January 17 through 21 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. 
The main goal of this conference is to identify and promote sci- 
ence- and policy-based strategies and solutions to improve the 
conservation of California’s native flora and natural landscapes. 
The conference will focus on: 1) finding and promoting solutions 


to the environmental challenges confronting California’s flora 2) 
integrating the best science with the most effective public policies 
to meet these challenges 3) pressing forward more and better re- 
gional and statewide landscape-level conservation initiatives. 
www.cnps.org/cnps/conservation/conference/2009/ 

Field trip p. 6 

Sunday, January 4, 2009, 2:00 pm. Field trip to Huddart County 
Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside (San Mateo Coun- 
ty) 


MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

From Yard to Garden: The Domestication of America’s Home 
Grounds 

Speaker: Chris Grampp 
Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 pm 

Location: Garden Room, Orinda Public Library (directions be- 
low) 

While native gardeners might focus on their gardens’ habitat value 
and vegetable gardeners see their spaces as production-oriented, 
most of us would define the purpose of our gardens in aesthetic 
terms. They exist to offer beauty — at the very least to cover bare 
dirt with something green. 

But American gardens have a history of deeper functionality that 
continues to this day. In an engaging presentation illustrated 
with historical as well as contemporary photographs, landscape 
architect Chris Grampp will trace the history of the middle-class 
household yard over the past 150 years. His presentation will 
follow the American home garden through its three evolutionary 
stages: first as an agricultural space related to the livelihood of 
the family, then as an urban utility yard addressing household 
needs prior to the advent of municipal services, and finally as an 
outdoor family room. 

Chris Grampp is a licensed landscape architect with experience 
in residential, public, and commercial projects who has taught 
landscape design at Merritt College for the past 22 years. He is 
the author of From Yard to Garden: The Domestication of America’s 
Home Grounds as well a number of articles on the social meanings 
of domestic gardens. 


Room of the Orinda Public Library at 24 Orinda Way (in Orinda 
Village). The Garden Room is on the second floor of the building, 
accessible by stairs or an elevator. The Garden Room opens at 7:00 
pm; the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Please contact Sue Rosenthal, 
510-496-6016 or rosacalifornica@earthlink.net, if you have any 
questions. 

Directions to Orinda Public Library at 24 Orinda Way 

From the west, take Hwy 24 to the Orinda/Moraga exit. At the end 
of the off ramp, turn left on Camino Pablo (toward Orinda Village), 
right on Santa Maria Way (the signal after the BART station and 
freeway entrance), and left on Orinda Way. 

From the east, take Hwy 24 to the Orinda exit. Follow the ramp 
to Orinda Village. Turn right on Santa Maria way (the first signal) 
and left on Orinda Way. 

Once on Orinda Way, go 1 short block to the parking lot on the 
southeast side of the two-story building on your right. There is 
additional free parking beneath the building as well as on the 
street. 

From BART (4 blocks): Exit the Orinda station, turn right and cross 
a pedestrian bridge, then cross a second pedestrian bridge on the 
left. Go 1 short block on the sidewalk to the third pedestrian bridge. 
Go 2 blocks on Orinda Way to the Orinda Library. 

Upcoming Programs 

Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 pm (Orinda Library Garden 
Room) 

TBA 

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. (Orinda Library Garden Room) 
Ralph and Lisa Shanks — Indian Baskets of Central California: Art, 
Culture, and History 


East Bay CNPS membership meetings are free of charge and open 
to everyone. This month’s meeting takes place in the Garden 


LETTER TO CHAPTER MEMBERS 


Dear Member, 

Your CNPS chapter needs volunteers, as Charli Danielsen 
noted in the December 2008 Bay Leaf, page 1. 

Environmental work involves a broad spectrum of skills, 
and requires varying amounts of volunteer time, to address 
the issues which provide opportunities for CNPS to have a 
beneficial impact. 

Below, I identify some of the skills that CNPS can put to excel- 
lent use on behalf of native habitat conservation. 

If you have any one or more of these skills, the chapter can find a 
suitable volunteer niche for you. Just email to volunteer@ebcnps. 
org or leave a message at 510-549-0211, with your name and how 
best to reach you. 

Clerical skills such as note-taking and transcription. There 
is always something going on that needs to be recorded in 
order to share valued information more widely. If you have 
an ability to capture this value on paper (or its electronic 
equivalent), CNPS can use your time well. 

Physical stamina. There are varied opportunities to put 
your love of physical activity to work in the field. Invasive 
plant species are a major detriment to conservation of native 
habitats, and require ongoing monitoring to discover new 
colonizations, to track the results of past "weeding" efforts, 
and/ or to participate in removal of invasive plants from our 
preserved habitats. 

Artistic Flair. Beauty is in the eye of every CNPS member, 
but the ability to render the beauty of our native habitats 
and plants on paper (or T-shirts, or bumper stickers, or sew- 
on patches, or . . .) is the realm of a few gifted souls. Help 
us attract more members and resources through art (and its 
sale). 

Photographic skills. Photo documentation of habitat condi- 
tions, for ongoing management and monitoring objectives, 
provides a visual record of habitat changes through time. 

Prolific reading capacity. Environmental documents needing 
public review and comment (e.g., from CNPS) are both abun- 
dant and voluminous. People who can tackle such documents 
handily will find a ready outlet for their reading skills. 


Public Speaking Experience. Public agencies involved in 
formulating environmental policy and management plan- 
ning are generally required to hold public hearings to receive 
comments about their plans. CNPS is often involved in such 
public commentary, but requires more volunteers. 

Measurement and observational skills. Data is the corner- 
stone of CNPS's ability to assess environmental conditions, 
and to evaluate proposed land management plans. A lack 
of data is the usual shortcoming that can be significantly 
improved through volunteer contributions. The devil is in 
the details. 

Technical or scientific knowledge. Environmental issues 
generally involve a broad range of matters that require per- 
ceptive technical review and public comment. If you have 
any such skill(s), ask us how they may be applied to CNPS's 
conservation efforts. 

Any policy, political, or legal skills. Environmental issues 
also are impacted by public policy, politics and legal con- 
straints and perceptions. If you are a "people person" who 
likes to participate in these particular areas of activity, then 
CNPS has volunteer opportunities for you. 

Green thumb. Our CNPS chapter raises funds through its 
plant sales — the plants are raised by our volunteers. If you 
already have a green thumb, or want to tint your thumb a 
vivid green, let us know. 

Writing Skills. Useful for drafting documents, comments 
on development proposals, letters to the editor of your local 
newspaper, newsletter articles, etc. 

Fund Raising. If you have fund-raising experience, or a back- 
ground in development, then your volunteer efforts will be 
well spent in CNPS. 

Peter Rauch 


But there are spirits of a yet more liberal culture, to whom no simplicity is barren. There are not only stately pines, hut fragile flowers, like the orchises, 
commonly described as too delicate for cultivation, which derive their nutriment from the crudest mass of peat. These remind us, that, not only for 
strength, but for beauty, the poet must, from time to time, travel the logger's path and the Indian's trail, to drink at some new and more bracing fountain 
of the Muses, far in the recesses of the wilderness. 

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David 
Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 172-173, Houghton Mifflin (1906). 


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NATIVE HERE NURSERY 

Native Here has new expanded hours through February. We’ll 
stay open an extra hour on Saturdays, until 2 pm, and we’ll also 
be open on Tuesdays from 12 pm-3 pm. The extra weekday hours 
allow agencies, parks staff, and landscape professionals, as well 
as home gardeners, more opportunities to buy plants during the 
prime planting season. The Tuesdays hours will also allow us to 
better accommodate requests for contract-grown plants. 

We’re offering a special on certain trees. If you have a large yard 
or are planting for a restoration project, we have a lot of trees 
in 5-gallons containers. Buy one 5-gallon Cupressus sargentii, or 
Aesculus californica and get the second one for $1. We offer the 
same “dollar sale” on 1-gallon Quercus agrifolia and Quercus lobata 
through January. 

Volunteer opportunities and ways to help the Nursery 

• Come buy plants throughout the winter. Plants emerging from 
dormancy, such as soap root, Ithuriel’s spear, and larkspur, will 
become available this month and later. 

• Gregg is leading trips to collect seeds and cuttings on various 
days. He lists the date, time and meeting place at www.ebcnps. 
org/ seedtrips.html or you may call him at 510-223-3310 for more 
information or e-mail Charli at nativehere@ebcnps.org 

• Volunteers are welcome at the nursery to help replenish our 
stock. We’ll be seed sowing, transplanting, weeding, moving plants 



Cupressus sargentii Photo by Janice Bray 


around, watering, and doing other tasks. If interested, show up 
when the Nursery is open or email us at nativehere@ebcnps.org 
to arrange other volunteer times. 

We accept used pots during our open hours on Tuesdays, Fridays, 
and Saturdays. We reuse some of them and put the rest in the bin 
just outside the top gate. Anyone is welcome to take pots from this 
bin to use for their own planting projects. 

Featured Plants for January 2009 

January only — buy one of the featured plants in a 5 -gallon con- 
tainer at the regular price and get a second one for a dollar. The 
two trees that we are featuring in 5 -gallon containers: 

Aesculus californica (California buckeye) This summer-deciduous 
tree has beautiful silver bark, large white flowers that attract 
bees and butterflies, and large bright-green, palmately compound 
leaves. 

Cupressus sargentii (Sargent’s cypress) This evergreen tree has 
rounded, scaly twigs and in our area it is found growing in the 
warmer chaparral areas of southern Alameda County. 

Charli Danielsen 



Aesculus californica Photo by Janice Bray 


Cupressus sargentii 
Sargent cypress 
Cupressaceae 

• Fast growing evergreen tree reaches heights of 70 feet 

• Needs good drainage and full sun 

• Will grow in poor soils, serpentine, and in chaparral areas 

• Drought tolerant once established 

• Bark is dark gray to dark brown 

• Cones are woody, 1 inch in diameter 


Aesculus californica 
Buckeye 

Hippocastanaceae 

• Riparian tree about 10 to 15 feet tall but may be shrub-like 
in dry settings 

• Loses its leaves in late summer 

• Attractive in winter with white bark and dangling round 
fruits 

• Leafs out early in spring and produces many large creamy white 
to pink flower spikes 


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CONSERVATION 

Big Box Mentality Along the East Bay Shore 

What do a baseball stadium, gambling casino, and power plant all 
have in common? As it turns out, a great deal, ar least from the 
point of view of the East Bay Chapter’s conservation program. The 
A’s stadium in Fremont, the Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) in 
Hayward, and the Point Molate casino in Richmond are all poised 
to move in along the east shore of the San Francisco Bay near 
remnants of some of the most sensitive native plant habitat. As 
projects, they’re all part of the “newer, bigger, better” syndrome, 
promising to bring wealth, employment, and salvation to these 
bayshore cities bruised by the economy. At least that’s the pitch 
both to the local city councils and to just plain folks like the rest 
of us. Sound too good to be true? 

Members of the Conservation Committee have attended public 
meetings where the promised benefits of these projects have been 
trumpeted. We’re there because these projects, if built, will have 
major impacts upon some of the most precious remaining native 
plant habitat along our shore. The proposed site for the A’s stadium 
and ballpark village is immediately adjacent to the Don Edwards 
Wildlife Refuge, home to special status plant and animal species 
such as Contra Costa goldfields, California tiger salamander, and 
tadpole and fairy shrimp — it also hosts important shorebird and 
waterfowl habitat. We think it makes no sense to locate a mega- 
stadium and housing project (3100 units) where the impacts from 
air, water, traffic, noise and lighting pollution, the onslaught of 
illegal off-roading, and the detritus of human occupation will de- 
grade this sensitive habitat. After all, there’s a reason we call the 
Don Edwards a refuge. 

We came late to the controversy surrounding Calpine’s Russell City 
Energy Center in Hayward — in part because public noticing for the 
hearings has been notoriously poor — so poor that the ERA Appeals 
Board has required the Bay Area Air Quality Management District 
to re-open hearings on one of its air permits because the District 
violated its noticing regulations. A local grassroots group called 
us wondering whether we were aware that a huge 600-megawatt 
power plant was proposed within 1500 feet of Cogswell Marsh on 
the Hayward Regional Shoreline where 15 listed species make their 
home. The plant will produce over 600 tons of various air emissions, 
or more than a ton for every megawatt of power. Born out of the 
Enron scare, the project is a textbook case of manipulation of the 
environmental review process by the lead agency, the California 
Energy Commission, which ignored recommendations from its own 
staff not to approve RCEC. In some of the most amazing corporate 
twists and turns, Calpine, the project applicant, shook off nearly 
every promised mitigation and backed out of its commitment of 
hundreds of thousands of dollars to the City of Hayward and the 
East Bay Regional Park District. Incredibly, the US Fish and Wild- 


life Service concluded that this project would have no significant 
impacts on the adjacent salt marsh and waived a formal Biologi- 
cal Opinion. The project is one permit away from full acceptance. 
Now, with its foot in the door, Calpine has applied to the California 
Public Utilities Commission to renegotiate its purchase of power 
agreement with PG&E so that it can charge even more for the 
electricity it will generate. 

For many years, the East Bay Chapter has led field trips to explore 
the remnant coastal prairie at Point Molate. There, small por- 
tions of grassland and coastal bluff communities have held on in 
areas where the US Navy left them to benign neglect. As East Bay 
Chapter members know, for some time there have been plans to 
build a giant casino, hotel, and housing complex at Point Molate, 
guaranteed — according to the developer who presented his plans at 
a meeting last month — to bring in a steady stream of high rollers 
eager to leave their money at the gambling tables — money that 
would revitalize the City of Richmond. Many of the members of 
the public present at that meeting countered that what the casino 
would bring would be blight, crime, snarled traffic, and a degraded 
environment. We agree — the public’s interest would be best served 
instead by protecting the point as open space. The Environmental 
Impact Statement on the project is to be released within the next 
few weeks. 

What unites these three huge projects is the notion that somehow 
they will bring prosperity to their host cities and to the region, 
when common sense says otherwise. How cynical the claim that 
their impacts can be reduced to less than significant when they lie 
immediately adjacent to fragile wetlands. And how short-sighted. 
Just this week the San Francisco Bay Joint Ventures Partners issued 
a white paper on the impacts of climate change on the Bay. Among 
its findings was the recommendation that shoreline cities hurry 
to protect from further development the thin band of remaining 
habitat between the Bay wetlands and the encroaching industrial 
belt. As the Bay’s waters rise in response to global warming, there 
must be some place for wetlands to rise as well. Otherwise, mud 
flats, salt marsh, tidal ponds and sloughs and the teeming wildlife 
that depends upon them will be lost. Seen in this light, the prob- 
lem that lies before us clearly is not how to accommodate a new 
ballpark, a casino, or a mega-power plant but where to find space 
enough for the very web of shore life to hang on. The notion of a 
boom economy has lost its cachet, replaced by a new reality. We 
need strong medicine. Given the nature and magnitude of global 
changes we are beginning to experience, the ratio of benefits to 
costs of these big box projects is puny. 

Laura Baker 


The boatmen appeared to lead an easy and contented life, and we thought that we should prefer their employment ourselves to many professions which 
are much more sought after. They suggested how few circumstances are necessary to the well-being and serenity of man, how indifferent all employ- 
ments are, and that any may seem noble and poetic to the eyes of men, if pursued with sufficient buoyancy and freedom. 

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Hemy 
David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 220, Houghton Mifflin (1906). 


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MEMBERSHIP NOTES 

It's a new year and your membership chairs are looking for 
some new ways to enhance our membership column. One 
idea that came to mind is to feature a member a month. If 
you would like to be featured in this colurmi, please send 
me a writeup of yourself, and your CNPS experiences. A 
photo would help to capture your moment. We are open to 
all suggestions. 

Electronic notification of up and coming events and available 
volunteer opportunities is in the works. To be kept informed 
and on the cutting edge of restoring our native plant species 
and plant communities make sure we have your current 
email address. 

Have any questions about upcoming events? Interested in 
getting more involved? Please don't hesitate to contact us. 
elainejx@att.net, 925-372-0687 or carollbcastro@hotmail.com, 
510-352-2382 

Getting More Involved and Having Lots of Fun Doing It 
Think Globally, Volunteer Locally 

Brentwood— The Friends of Marsh Creek will be planting a 
California Native Demonstration Garden in Creekside Park. 
Contact Mary Grim 925-672-6522 x 113 or email marygrim® 
ca.nacdnet.net 

Martinez— Help needed at the new Native Plant Garden at 
the John Muir Historical Site Visitors Center. Join us on most 
Monday or Tuesday mornings for an hour or so of general 
clean up at our beautiful new garden. We have finalized the 
Color & Garden Book and it will be available at the John Muir 
Visitors Center for a $5.00 donation. Contact Elaine Jackson 
at 925-372-0687 or email elainejx@att.net 

Martinez — Strentzel Meadow is in the process of planning a 
native butterfly garden and possible seeding of additional na- 
tive grasses. If you would like to help, let me know, elainejx® 
att.net 

Mt Diablo State Park— Looking for volunteers to help restore 
Mitchell Canyon's upper Mitchell Creek. It is mostly weeding 


blackberry and periwinkle, some planting in the wet season 
and irrigation when dry. Work is physically demanding, 
ongoing every Wednesday 8 am-2 pm and the 3rd Saturday 
of each month 9 am-3 pm. Contact Dave Caniglia at cani@ 
mindspring.com or 925-287-9733. 

Pleasant Hill — Volunteers are always welcome at the Pleasant 
Hill Adult Education Center Garden. Contact Monika Olsen 
at 925-937-1530 or email phecgarden@prodigy.net 

Walnut Creek— Native demonstration garden on The Iron 
Horse Trail in Walnut Creek near the Walnut Creek Intermedi- 
ate. Contact Judy Adler, jadlermtnmama@sbcglobal.net 

Many other communities have local watershed organizations 
that provide excellent means to get involved with education, 
restoration and, of course, meeting people from your town or 
city who share your interests in native plants and their signifi- 
cance for the Bay Area's highly diverse micro ecologies. 

(Do you have or know of a local event coming up in your 
neighborhood that would be a good location for CNPS to have 
a display table? You can host it. Come on up to our Native 
Here Nursery (during business hours) and pick up supplies 
to pass out. Call us with any questions. 

New Members 

Please join us in welcoming those who joined in the October/ 
November time frame: Christine Alford, Britt Ascher, Shelly 
Benson, Alastair Bolton, Adrienne Boyars, Alice Brock-Utne, 
Hillary Cooper, Kevin Davey, Beth Ferree, Mike Gridley, Miao 
He, Megan Keever, Belinda Lo, Paul Muniz, Betty Nelson, 
Mary Shea, Cecile Shohet, Mardi Sicular-Mertens, Steve Toby, 
and Charlotte Toothman. Please let me know if your name is 
missing from the list. 

Many thanks to all of you that have renewed your member- 
ship throughout the year. May you enjoy many more years 
withEB-CNPS. 

Elaine Jackson & Carol Castro 


If the moon looks larger here than in Europe, probably the sun looks larger also. If the heavens of America appear infinitely higher, and the stars brighter, 
I trust that these facts are symbolical of the height to which the philosophy and poetry and religion of her inhabitants may one day soar.... I trust that 
we shall be more imaginative, that our thoughts will be clearer, fresher, and more etheral, as our sky, - our understanding more comprehensive and 
broader, like our plains, - our intellect generally on a grander scale, like our thunder and lightning, our rivers and mountains and forests, - and our 
hearts shall even correspond in breadth and depth and grandeur to our inland seas. Perchance there will appear to the traveler something ... of joyous 
and serene, in our very faces. Else to what end does the world go on, and why was America discovered? 

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, pp. 222-223, 
Houghton Mifflin (1906). 


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FIELD TRIP 

Sunday, January 4, 2009, 2:00 pm. Field trip to Huddart County 
Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside (San Mateo County). 
Meet in the parking lot just past the pay station. 

Leader: David Margolies, 510-654-0283, 510-393-1858 (cell), 
divaricatum@gmail.net 

The walk: We will hike on the Crystal Springs Trail, where Scoliopus 
higelovii (fetid adder’s tongue, Liliaceae) blooms in early January. 
(In most locations outside botanical gardens, it blooms in late 
January or early February.) This is a gentle trail, losing about 200 
feet over about 1/2 mile to the creek. We will walk to the creek 
and then return the same way. It is unlikely that there will be any 
other flowers out this early, but the fetid adder’s tongue’s presence 
tells us that the new flower season has started. Other plants out of 
flower will also be identifled. The area is second growth redwood 
and mixed evergreen forest. 


ACTIVITIES OF OTHERS 

Plant Medicine Circles 

Towering over the East Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin 
Delta, Mt. Diablo is one of the Bay Area's highest peaks, a 
sacred mountain for the region's native peoples, and teeming 
with biological diversity. 

Indigenous and shamanic traditions view plants as intelligent 
beings and sources of not only physical medicine and food but 
also wisdom, perspective, and companionship. In the vessel 
of nurturing ceremony, we will walk the land sharing stories, 
songs, and direct visioning with the plants of Mount Diablo. 
Consider joining us in to celebrate and learn from our often 
overlooked green-blooded relatives. 


Directions: Go to Woodside (if in the East Bay, cross the Bay 
Bridge and get on 1-280 south; otherwise get on 280 south). Take 
the 84 West/Woodside Road exit. Go west through the town of 
Woodside. Soon after the main part of the town, take a right onto 
Kings Mountain Road. The park entrance is on the right after a 
few miles. Go past the pay station into the main parking lot. We 
will meet there. Note that you must pay the parking fee even if the 
station is not staffed (use the envelopes provided). 

Note: There is poison oak in the park. Poison oak is dangerous 
even when it has no leaves. Stay on the trail. It will probably be 
muddy and may be raining. Be prepared. The walk will take place 
rain or shine. 

David Margolies 


Monthly plant medicine circles are from 12 noon-3 pm on 
the Saturdays, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 
5 and June 6. Gatherings are open to all by donation ($25 
suggested). Circles will be held in light rain, cold, and wind 
and rescheduled for heavy rain or lightning. Locations on 
the mountain will vary throughout the season. Be in contact 
for details. 

Contact: Daniel Poor, 650-248-8917, danielfoor@yahoo.com, 
www.ancestralmedicine.org 



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THE WAYNE RODERICK LECTURES 
WINTER 2008-2009 


at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden 
Wildcat Canyon Road and South Park Drive (south Park Drive is dosed Nov.-March) 

in Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 

(510) 841-8732 E-mail Address: bgarden@ebparks.org www.nativeplants.org 

Saturday mornings 10:30 

Free 

Notice: Seating is limited. To be sure of a seat come early and save a chair. 


2009 


JANUARY 

3 

10 

17 

24 

31 


Fremont Peak, Pinnacles, and the road to Neenach — Steve Edwards 
Exploring the lava caps of the western Sierra Nevada — Larry Abers 
Saving Mt. Diablo — Seth Adams 

Seeing and saving all the endangered species of the GGNRA — Brent Plater 
Smog is slow-release nitrogen fertilizer: implications for conservation of 
California's biodiversity — Stuart Weiss 


FEBRUARY 

7 

14 

21 

28 


Exotic microbes, a real threat to California ecosystems — Matteo Garbelotto 
Studies in the Yuba Pass and other parts of the Sierra Nevada — Bob Case 
California geology from the ground up, part one — principles and travels 
from Pt. Reyes south to the deserts — Steve Edwards 
California geology from the ground up, part two — from the Delta to 
Oregon — Steve Edwards 


Don't forget: free tours of the botanic garden every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 (when it's not 
raining, when the garden is open, and, when we're not conducting our annual plant sale on the 

third Saturday in April) 


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Board of Directors 


Elected Officers 

President 

Charli Danielsen 

510-549-0211 

nativehere@ebcnps.org 

Vice President 
Delia Taylor 
510-527-3912 
deliataylor@mac.conn 

Treasurer 
Holly Forbes 
hforbes@berkeley.edu 
h 510-234-2913 
w 510-643-8040 
FAX 510-642-5045 

Recording Secretary 
Barbara Malloch Leitner 
925-253-8300 
bleitner@pacbell.net 

Corresponding Secretary 
Laura Baker 
510-849-1409 
Lbake66@aol.com 

Past President 
Elaine Jackson 
925-372-0687 
Elainejx@att.net 


Education/Outreach 
Bay Leaf Editor and Web- 
master 

Joe Willingham 

510-841-4681 

pepel 066@comcast.net 

Bay Leaf Assistant Editor 
David Margolies 
510-654-0283 
dm@franz.com 

Bay Leaf Mailing 
Holly Forbes 
510-234-2913 
hforbes@berkeley.edu 

Education 

open 

Field Trips 
Janet Gawthrop 
janetgawthrop47@gmail. 
com 

Regional Parks Botanic 

Garden Liaison 

Sue Rosenthal 

510-496-6016 

rosacalifornica@earthlink. 

net 


Grants 

Sandy McCoy 

sandymccoy@mindspring. 

com 

Hospitality 

open 

Membership 
Elaine P. Jackson 
925-372-0687 
Elainejx@ mindspring, 
com 

Carol Castro 
510-352-2382 
carollbcastro@hotmail. 
com 

Plant Sale 

Interim Chair 

Sue Rosenthal 

510-496-6016 

rosacalifornica@earthlink. 

net 

Book Sales 
Elly Bade 

bebade@sbcglobal.net 

Programs 

Sue Rosenthal 

510-496-6016 

rosacalifornica@earthlink. 

net 


Publicity/Media 

open 

Conservation 
Conservation Committee 
Chair 

Laura Baker 

510-849-1409 

Lbake66@aol.com 

Conservation Analyst 
(Staff) 

Lech Naumovich 
510 734-0335 
conservation@ebcnps. 
org 

Stewardship 

Native Plant Restoration 

Team 

open 

Native Here Nursery 

510-549-0211 

Charli Danielsen Project 

Manager 

nativehere@ebcnps.org 

Margot Cunningham 
Sales Manager 
bunchgrassmarg@gmail. 
com 


Janice Bray Liaison to 
Board 

nativehere@ebcnps.org 

Plant Science 
Bryophytes 

John GameSI 0-527-7855 
jcgame@stanford.edu 

Rare Plants 

Heath Bartosh 

925-957-0069 

hbartosh@nomadecol- 

ogy.com 

Unusual Plants 
Dianne Lake 
510-741-8066 
diannelake@yahoo.com 

Vegetation 
Erin McDermott 
erinmcd2004@yahoo. 
com 

Members at Large 
Gregg Weber 
510-223-3310 

Peter Rauch 
peterar@berkeley.edu 


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I wish to affiliate with: 

East Bay Chapter (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) 

Other 


Membership category: 

Student, Limited income, $25 

Individual, Library, $45 

Household, Family, or Group, $75 

Supporting, $75 

Plant lover, $100 

Patron, $300 

E-mail Benefactor, $600 

Mariposa Lily, $1500 


Mail application and check to: California Native Plant Society, 2707 K Street, Suite 1, Sacramento CA 95816 


California Native Plant Society 
East Bay Chapter 
P.O. Box 5597, Elmwood Station 
Berkeley CA 94705 


Nonprofit Org. 
U.S. Postage 
Paid 

Oakland, CA 
Permit No. 2018 


Time Value 
January 2009 issue