CNPS Channel Islands Chapter

Serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Botany Hike & Volunteer Planting Event

Santa Barbara County
Location: Coal Oil Point Reserve, Goleta
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Leader: Kipp Callahan

Botanist and Coal Oil Point Reserve staff person Kipp Callahan will show us some of the various plant communities of University of California’s Coal Oil Point Reserve (COPR) in coastal western Goleta and the common plants that make up those communities.  The hike will be on mostly level dirt trails with occasional slight gain/loss of elevation.  Following the hike we will plant an assortment of native plants grown by the reserve as part of an effort to restore coastal scrub.  These events are hosted by the reserve (COPR).  We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for the hike.  The planting ends at 1:00 p.m.

More information on our Field Trips page

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) was founded in 1965  as a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of California’s native flora. The organization has since grown to have over 25 paid staff at the state office and 35 chapters throughout the state. CNPS plays a critical role in plant conservation and and is a leading voice in plant science and native plant appreciation.

The Channel Islands Chapter (CNPSCI) represents Ventura County and eastern Santa Barbara County (including the Channel Islands) in the protection and appreciation of our native flora.  The chapters goal is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats,
and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

Membership is open to anyone who appreciates native plants. Both members and non-members are welcome to join us in activities such as monthly meetings, rare plant surveys, restoration workdays, and most field trips. Sign up here to get on our email list.

Joe Cahill, Executive Director of the Ventura Botanical Gardens will discuss native plant gardens

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 7pm

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