Big leaf maple, Acer macrophyllum, fall canopy on the East Weaver Creek, October 26, 2019 © John Springer

Newsletters as a Historical Record

From the very beginning, Shasta Chapter CNPS has been diligent about connecting with its members to keep them abreast of local botanical issues. Our first efforts were in the form of a modest, type-written, one-page newsletter, created sporadically as the need arose. Our first official editor was David Biek, but other Board members would pick up the slack when David lacked time. It was a real team effort!

As time went on, the newsletter gradually grew in size, regularity, and style. Today, the printed newsletter is a thing of the past, having been replaced in 2020 by the more environmentally friendly online blog. In addition, we also now rely on email and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to stay connected with our members.

Archived here for your edification and/or amusement are all* printed newsletter issues from 1983 through 2020. While these undeniably offer us a trip down memory lane, they also serve as an important historical record of the first 37 years of the Shasta Chapter CNPS. Enjoy!

*We have lost our very first issue, Vol. 1 No. 1 Spring 1983. Can you help us find it?

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Vol. 31 No. 6 November-December 2013 newsletter header

Newsletter Archives

© Greg Lockett

In the Garden

Expand your garden with native plants! Join us at propagation sessions and learn about cultivating native plants.

© Don Burk

On the Trail

Join us on field trips!  Or check out one of our recommended trails on your own.  Plant lists are available for many areas!

© Kar Stoker

Botany 101

Join us at our Chapter meetings, special lectures, and workshops to learn about California’s native plants!