Welcome to Santa Cruz County CNPS

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants. CNPS seek to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to preserve them in their natural habitat through scientific activities, education, and conservation.

The statewide CNPS organization is broken into 35 regional chapters. The Santa Cruz County Chapter ranges from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Watsonville. Each chapter is independent but receives support and guidance form the State Office.

Upcoming Events

Zoom Dudleya Talk March 13

dudleya48-1 CNPS Winter 2023 final

Ferns of Fall Creek
February 18

Habitat restoration projects winter 2023

Volunteers at Natural Bridges Battling Iceplant. You too can join our team!

Spring Plant Sale

Saturday April 8th

at the UCSC Arboretum

Become a Member

CNPS Membership

Native Plants Resources

Great resources for naturalists and Gardeners! Learn about native plants at home and in the wild!

Chapter Events

Find out about plant sales, board meetings, nature hikes, and other chapter sponsored events

Become a Member

Join CNPS and connect with the Santa Cruz County Chapter.

Chapter Newsletter

Get the latest news from Santa Cruz County California Native Plant Society

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