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Tahoe Chapter of the California Native Plant Society to present free wildflower talk and slide show

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Tahoe Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) invites you to a "Kick Off to Spring Celebration" wildflower slide show, Wednesday, May 21, at Sunnyside Resort in Tahoe City, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Learn about the Tahoe Chapter, wildflower hikes and the top 25 Tahoe wildflowers. Learn about statewide CNPS programs: rare plants, conservation, vegetation mapping and education. This year marks the 50th year anniversary of CNPS. The first CNPS chapter started in the east Bay in 1965 led by world-renowned flowering plant evolutionary biologist Ledyard Stebbins. He and several other luminary plant conservationists met regularly in Fallen Leaf Lake designing the chartering guidelines of CNPS.

Several members of the Tahoe Chapter Board will be on hand to greet the community and answer questions. Lisa Berry, Tahoe Chapter Web Master is presenting the slide show featuring her wildflower photography. Meet Brett Hall, new Tahoe Chapter president and former CNPS State Board president. Brett is the director of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and lives part time in the northern Sierra County.

Former Tahoe Chapter presidents Michael Hogan, Steve Matson, current VP Cheryl Beyer and other regional experts in ecology, flora, soils and geology will also be there. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Sunnyside.

If you love wildflowers, the outdoors and the Sierra landscape, join a lively evening to help kick off the Tahoe Sierra wildflower season and connect with CNPS. Memberships will be available.

For more information visit http://www.tahoecnps.org.