Milo Baker Chapter - California Native Plant Society

The Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), named after the famous Santa Rosa Botanist, is located in Northern California's beautiful Sonoma County.  CNPS  is a statewide organization whose goals are to increase understanding and appreciation of California's native plants, and to preserve them and their natural habitats for future generations.  Membership is open to all.     

Chapter Events and Activities

  • General meetings: The third Tuesday of each month (except for July and August) we have a General Meeting at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center at 2050 Yulupa Street in Santa Rosa at 7:30 PM. The meetings include speakers and presentations of floral interest.
  • Board meetings: The second Tuesday of the month at the Environmental Center of Sonoma County at 55 Ridgway Avenue Santa Rosa at 7 PM. These meetings are open and welcoming to members.
  • Field trips: See and learn the flora of Sonoma County and other Northern California sites.
  • Conservation activities: Our chapter has four preserves that we manage for conservation of rare plants.  We perform plant and habitat surveys, monitor threats to native habitat, provide input and expert testimony at county meetings, organize and support workdays to remove invasive weeds, and work to increase public awareness of native plant issues.
  • Outreach: Educational programs for local schools and community groups.
  • Books: Available at our general meetings are a number of books authored by Milo Baker chapter members, as well as other CNPS publications including the quarterly journal, "Fremontia".
  • Fall plant sale: Our huge plant sale gives you a chance to purchase a variety of natives at very reasonable prices and to get expert advice on how to grow them. The plant sale is always the second Saturday in October at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building from 9 AM to 1 PM.


Contact Milo Baker Chapter - California Native Plant Society

Sarah Gordon and Leia Giambastiani
PO Box 892
Santa Rosa, California  95402


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Sonoma County, California

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