Special Speaker Event

Wednesday, April 26th 7:00 pm

Climate Change in Local Preserves, Parks and Gardens

Our sister group, the Sierra Club is honored to present Dr. Constance M. Vadheim,  Emeritus Professor of Biology, CSUDH who will discuss a topic that affects all of us.  From hotter global temperatures, to droughts and erratic weather patterns, the evidence supporting climate change is occurring all around us.   But sometimes it’s difficult to apply the long-term projections to life closer to home.  In this talk, Dr. Vadheim will discuss the likely consequences of climate change in the South Bay and the rest of Western Los Angeles County.  She will present evidence suggesting likely changes on local temperature, precipitation, wind patterns and air pollution.   More importantly, she’ll then predict the consequences of these changes on local plant, animal and microbial life.   She will present scenarios from local green space areas as well as home gardens and food production.

Please join us April 26  at 7 PM in the community room of the Palos Verdes Library 701 Silver Spur Road Rolling Hills Estates.  Refreshments will be served – for more info contact Joyce White 310-383-5247


Meeting Location:

Palos Verdes Library

701 Silver Spur Rd

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274





Monthly Membership Meeting

Monday, May 1st 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Doors open at 7:15pm

Travelogue to the Revillagigedos Archipelago
Vince Scheidt

Vince Scheidt will present a travelogue to the remote Revillagigedos Archipelago, called “Mexico’s Galapagos”. These incredible islands (Isla Socorro, Isla Clarion, Roca Partida, and Isla San Benedicto) are located 440 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, nearly 1,000 miles south of the border. Due to their isolation, they have evolved an amazing endemic flora and fauna, including many species with affinities on the mainland of Colima, Mexico.
Vince is a professional biological consultant who has worked most recently on land conservation projects in various areas of California. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and UCLA, and has had his own company since 1980. In his spare time, he is an intrepid world-explorer who loves to visit remote places and discover new things.

Meeting Location:

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd.

Palos Verdes, CA 90274

For more information, Contact David Berman, cnps.president@yahoo.com


Monthly Membership Meeting”

“Exploring a Pacific Island”
Vince Scheidt


May  1, 2017

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Event Category:

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes, CA 90274 United States


Point Vicente Native Garden – Community Service Event


Sunday, April 23rd | 10am to 12pm (noon)
Sunday, May 21st | 10am to 12pm (noon)


Point Vicente Interpretive Garden
31501 Palos Verdes Dr. W.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Come join us for a volunteer day in the native plant garden at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Get outdoors by helping with our oceanside garden. Participants learn about native California plants and valuable gardening skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Close-toed shoes are required and please bring sun protection and water.

To join us, RSVP to Megan Roy at megan@sccnps.org two days prior the the event if possible.


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The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.