CNPS North San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Protecting California native flora

CeCe Hurst-Hart

Welcome to our chapter! We span across southern San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties. The Northern San Joaquin Valley is filled with tons of beautiful native plants. The valley’s climate and topography allows for a unique and diverse habitats such as vernal pools, grasslands, shrub-land, riparian, and even serpentine.

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Embracing California’s Native Beauty: Call for Your Captivating Photos

California’s diverse and unique landscape is adorned with a rich tapestry of native plants, each playing a crucial role in the delicate balance of our ecosystems. As stewards of this incredible environment, we invite our members to showcase the beauty of California’s native flora by sharing their best photos for a special feature in our upcoming newsletter and social media posts.

Submit your photos here. 

Activities and Events

Check out our chapter events and activities here.


Interested in learning more about gardening with local natives? Check out everything you need to know to turn your yard into your own beautiful native oasis here!

Native Plants Near You

Learn about all the different local native plants, and the different habitats in which they grow!

Check out our blog!

Here you can find articles about gardening with native plants, find cool local hiking spots, and learn whats currently in bloom!

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