Get Involved!

Help grow CNPS and support our mission to protect, conserve and enjoy California’s native plants and their habitats! Our chapter is entirely volunteer-run, so there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

Current Open Positions

Vice President

Our chapter is in need of a Vice President. This would be a core member of our chapter!

Your duties would include:

  • joining our month board meetings
  • conducting board meetings when the president is not available
  • help with chapter activities, newsletter, or website

If you are interested in helping fulfill this role please email

Hike Leaders

Are you excited to share your favorite hiking trail with other native plant enthusiasts? Then consider offering to lead or co-lead a CNPS hike. Hikes are offered year-round, are open to the general public, and are offered free of charge. Hikes are offered in any of the Northern San Joaquin Valley Chapter’s membership area of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced counties or maybe even elsewhere in California.

If you aren’t too sure about your native plant identification skills you may request to be paired with a CNPS plant expert. If your expertise is in birds, mushrooms, insects, ethnobotany, geology etc. rather than plants, then that makes for an even better hike!

For more information contact Field Trip Coordinator and Chapter President, CeCe at

Join our Conservation Committee!

Are you interested in protecting native plants and the habitat they need to survive? Join our chapters conservation committee and make a difference in our local community. Send us a message at to get more involved.

Other Ways to Support & Get Involved

Orange bush monkey flower (Diplacus aurantiacus)


Become a CNPS member and show your support of native plants!

Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri)


Give to CNPS to support our work throughout California.

Wild onion (Allium spp.)

Attend an Event

Check out our calendar to see what’s happening near you.