Annual Native Plant Sale

Featuring native plants of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

Friday, February 3rd 5-7pm

Preview Night for Members of California Native Plant Society, Friends of Madrona Marsh and Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy!


Saturday, February 4th

9am – 2pm

Open to Everyone


Plant Sale Location:

Madrona marsh nature Center

3201 Plaza Del Amo

Torrance, CA 90503



Monthly Membership Meeting

Monday, February 6th 7:30pm


SEPULVEDA BASIN:: World Class Urban Wildlife Refuge
 Steve Hartman, CNPS Board President

There are scant historical records depicting the habitat of the Sepulveda Basin before it was dammed in the 1940’s. While the soft-bottomed portion of the Los Angeles River has always been a “wildlife area,” it wasn’t until the late 1970’s when the Army Corp of Engineers began to revegetate with California native plants the east portion of the Basin south of Burbank . Since then, the 200-acre Wildlife Reserve was established north of Burbank and the Bull Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project was completed. Alas, in December of 2012 the Army Corp destroyed 43 acres of wildlife habitat. Find out more about the flora, fauna and controversies of the Sepulveda Basin with Steve Hartman, who was born in Van Nuys and has spent more than three decades watching the natives return. Steve has served on the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Steering Committee (sponsored by L.A. City Recreation and Parks) since its inception, and is responsible for www.sepulvedabasinwildlife.org.

About the Speaker:
Steve Hartman has been member of the California Native Plant Society since
1974, has served on the CNPS State Board of Directors as Treasurer for over a decade, and was honored as a CNPS Fellow.  He currently serves as Board President. Steve is a long-time activist of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains chapter serving as chapter president, treasurer, newsletter editor, webmaster, and plant sale co-chair. His local project is the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area (www.sepulvedabasinwildlife.org), in the San Fernando Valley , where he has guided revegetation projects and has encouraged the City of Los Angeles to develop large-scale native landscaping projects. He served on the Bureau of Land Management’s California Desert District Advisory Council for five years representing CNPS. Steve has been producing computer-based botanic keys and field guides since 1990, leading to his series of Wildflower Field Guide iPhone / iPad applications. He also put together four laminated field guides to Wildflowers of Southern California, Bay Area, Sierra Nevada, and Southeast Arizona for Quick Reference Publishing.


Meeting Location:

Madrona marsh nature Center

3201 Plaza Del Amo

Torrance, CA 90503

“Native Plant Sale”


February  4, 2017

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Category:
Plant Sale

Madrona Marsh Nature Center
3201 Plaza Del Amo
Torrance, CA 90503 United States


Native Garden Volunteer Day – Community Service Event


Sunday, Nov 20th | 10am to 12pm (noon)
Sunday, Dec 18th | 10am to 12pm (noon)

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

Come join us for a work 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. Ages 14 and older and all skill levels are welcome.

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

To join us, RSVP to Megan Roy at mroy564@gmail.com 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.