California Native Plant Society - Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


3921 East Bayshore RdPalo Alto, CA 94303 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To protect California’s native plants and their natural habitats, today and into the future, through science, education, stewardship, gardening, and advocacy.


The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and how to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture, and land stewardship.

The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS covers Santa Clara County and southern San Mateo County. It offers activities focusing on the many aspects of native plants, from gardening, plant identification, and photography to conservation and rare plants. Activities include talks and lectures and workshops, field trips, native plant sales, wildflower show, restoration workdays, and more.

For information on a specific volunteer opportunity, go to the page for that opportunity and click "I want to help!" which will allow you to send email to the contact person for that opportunity.

For general CNPS info please visit our website:


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