Please see the message below from the CNPS executive director on the passing on ACR 173 – NATIVE PLANT WEEK!

Livermore tarplant (Deinandra bacigalupii)

Livermore tarplant (Deinandra bacigalupii)

Hi Everyone –

Some exiting news! We got word earlier that our bill (ACR 173 – Native Plant Week) passed the Senate today! It’s now official – the third week of April in California will be Native Plant Week!

Many thanks to Vern Goehring and Joshua Stark for working closely with Assemblywoman Evans and her staff to move this bill forward. Also thanks to our volunteers around the Society (particularly on the Horticulture Committee) who have either provided support or helped provide information needed to address questions that have come up about some of the language in the bill.

Next up – developing a plan to leverage the publicity surrounding this event and get the word out about CNPS and the great work we do to protect our native flora!

Tara Hansen

Executive Director

California Native Plant Society