2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 2023

5  Thursday
CNPS OC -  Board of Directors Meeting
5  Thursday

NEWS - Conservation: CNPS OC provides written comment for Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) meeting in general support of the Regional Advance Mitigation Program including the GreenPrint.

21 Saturday

A Sage In Every Garden giveaway @ Orange Home Grown Education Farm, 356 N. Lemon St, Orange. 10 AM - Noon. 96 plants.

28 Saturday

A Sage In Every Garden giveaway @ Concordia University Heritage Garden, 1530 Concordia, Irvine. At the gate say you are picking up a free white sage. 10 AM. 96 plants.

31 Tuesday

NEWS - Conservation: CNPS OC provides followup support letter for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Advance Mitigation Program (RAMP).

FEBRUARY 2023

2 Thursday

CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting

11 Saturday

A Sage In Every Garden giveaway @ Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E 16th St., Newport Beach. 10 AM. 120 plants.

11 Saturday

A Sage In Every Garden giveaway @ Orange Home Grown Farmers Market. 9 AM. 48 plants.

11 Saturday

Field Trip: Tour of Tree of Life Nursery, Ortega Hwy 

18 Saturday

A Sage In Every Garden giveaway returns to the Dana Point Headlands Nature Interpretive Center, 10AM, 96 plants. Sponsored by the City of Dana Point!

19 Sunday

A Sage In Every Garden giveaway @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. E., Costa Mesa. 10 AM. 50 plants.

25 Saturday

Field Trip: Oak Canyon Nature Center, Anaheim Hills

25 Saturday

A Sage In Every Garden giveaway @ Shipley Nature Center, 17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. 10 AM. 80 plants.

MARCH 2023

2 Thursday

CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting

3 Fri - 4 Sat

CNPS Board of Director Meeting and Chapter Council Meeting in Orange County

15 March

Chapter Public Meeting via Zoom: The Flora of Camp Pendleton and Using iNaturalist to Improve Regional Floristics, with Jon Rebman

19 Sunday

Field Trip: Laguna Coast Wilderness with the Laguna Canyon Foundation

20 Monday

FYI: March-Spring-Vernal Equinox

APRIL 2023
1 Saturday

Garden Tour:

2 Sunday

Field Trip: Irvine Ranch Conservancy

6 Thursday

CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting

TBD Saturday

Field Trip: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta 

16 Sunday

Botany / BioBlitz @ Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park 

19 Wednesday 

Chapter Public Meeting @ the Murray Center, Mission Viejo: California Dudleyas – In the Wild, In your Garden, and In Danger. Steve McCabe, Ron Vanderhoff, and Documentary Film 

20 Thu - 23 Sun 

CNPS OC Plant Sale! @ South Coast Plaza Spring Garden Show, Costa Mesa 

22 Saturday

Field Trip: Crystal Cove State Park

TBD

Field Trip: Cleveland National Forest with a USFS Botanist

MAY 2023
TBD

Field Trip: Arroyo Trabuco 

4 Thursday 
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting  
7 Sunday

Field Trip: Hot Springs Canyon

13 Saturday

Field Trip: Seaview Park, Laguna Niguel 

14 Sunday
FYI: Mother's Day  
17 Wednesday

Chapter Public Meeting via Zoom: Understanding, Appreciating, and Protecting our Native Bee Populations in California – A Community Science Perspective, with Krystle Hickman  

20 Saturday

CNPS OC Plant Giveaway @ Santa Ana Public Works Day   

21 Sunday

Field Trip: Black Star Canyon

29 Monday
FYI: Memorial Day   
JUNE 2023
1 Thursday
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting   
2 Fri - 3 Sat
CNPS Quarterly Board of Directors and Chapter Council Meeting @ TBD   
11 Sunday

Field Trip: Family and Friends Picnic @ Irvine Regional Park (location tentative)

17 Saturday

Field Trip: Trestles @ San Onofre

18 Sunday
FYI: Father's Day  
21 Wednesday

FYI: Summer Solstice

21Wednesday

Chapter Public Meeting @ the Murray Center, Mission Viejo: Students and Researchers share their Knowledge and Passion in lightning talks or similar presentation format   

JULY 2023
4 Tuesday
FYI: Independence Day   
6 Thursday
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting    
AUGUST 2023
3 Thursday
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting    
SEPTEMBER 2023
4 Thursday
FYI: Labor Day    
7 Thursday
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting    
8 Fri, 9 Sat
CNPS Quarterly Board of Directors and Chapter Council Meetings @ TBD
23 Saturday

FYI: September-Autumn Equinox

OCTOBER 2023
5 Thursday
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting    
9 Monday

FYI: Indigenous Peoples' Day

NOVEMBER 2023
2 Thursday
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting    
19 Sunday

Field Trip: Falls Canyon

23 Thursday

FYI: Thanksgiving    

DECEMBER 2023
7 Thursday
CNPS OC - Board of Directors Meeting    
21  Thursday
FYI: December-Winter Solstice