California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
Founded in 1965, CNPS is a grassroots, volunteer-based nonprofit organization. The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. As a volunteer‐based organization, CNPS owes its history of success to the hard work of thousands of committed members. These dedicated individuals educate the public, deliver inspiring talks, organize field trips and plant sales, fight ill‐advised development projects, guide CNPS statewide programs, perform important plant science, and in many other ways keep CNPS strong and vital. CNPS has over 9,000 members organized in 35 chapters throughout California and Baja California and volunteers contribute more than 90,000 hours of time to CNPS chapters and programs annually.