January 1, Friday. 10:00 AM. Horseshoe Lake to Indian Rock Shelter in Bidwell Park - Chico. Meet in Bidwell Park at Horseshoe Lake (parking area E). Retiring Leaders: Gerry Ingco 530-893-5123 and Wes Dempsey 530-342-2293.
January 11-12, 2016: “Plant Adaptations: Research, Conservation, and Management” at California State University, Chico, plus a third day of workshops. Also included: a poster session, reception, banquet, keynote speaker. Student stipends available. For details, see: www.norcalbotanists.org
The Mount Lassen Chapter-CNPS thanks Gerry Ingco for his fieldtrip leadership, conservation ethic, & dedication to public education about the importance of native plants, and the beauty of the natural world.
Calif. Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC): Land Manager of the Year
Jim Dempsey, Environmental Scientist with Calif. State Parks, was bestowed the Golden Weed Wrench Award for a decade of service to parks in the Northern Buttes District while also supporting local volunteer efforts.
Woody & Bandita Elliott