The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. The South Coast Chapter is one of 34 chapters and was founded in 1982. In addition to a history of advocacy for conservation and restoration of open space, our chapter has a strong horticultural base. We hold a plant sale every fall, monthly public programs about native plants, and an annual Spring Garden Tour. For many years we have also maintained a native plant garden at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, and one of our Horticulture Co-Chairs designed the native plant garden at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center in the City of Torrance. At times, our members also engage in weed eradication, rare plant monitoring, plant community sampling, and community outreach. Each activity brings members together with shared goals under the CNPS mission. The South Coast Chapter also awards grants for Native Plant Garden Projects under the Conze Grant Program.
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