Calendar

Aug
25
Sat
Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Work day with Marin Count Parks at the Ring Mountain Preserve. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.
Join us to help preserve, restore, and experience the native grasslands that make Ring Mountain special. This is our 18th Annual “Spring Fling” event in partnership with neighboring Marin Montessori and Marin Country Day Schools. Cove School is our newest neighborhood partner. Come prepared to have fun and make a positive impact on the environment! All skill levels are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. All ages are welcome; anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult . Questions or to RSVP: Contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at (415) 473-3778.

Community Workshop: Region 5 Road and Trail Designation @ Embassy Suites San Rafael, 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael.
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Marin County Open Space District is hosting a community workshop to solicit public input on the formal road and trail designation of Region 5. This region includes five open space preserves: Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow, San Pedro Mountain, Santa Margarita Island, Santa Venetia Marsh, and Bald Hill.

Learn more about 2018–2019 proposed road and trail projects at
www.marincountyparks.org/depts/pk/our-work/os-main-projects/rtmp-projects

Aug
28
Tue
Flood Control Zone 9 Advisory Board Meeting
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm

The agenda, staff report and other meeting documents will be available prior to the meeting on the County Calendar www.marincounty.org/main/Calendar
This meeting is being held at The Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross.

Sep
8
Sat
Native Plant Propagation Classes @ Red Barn, Point Reyes National Seashore
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Weeds – the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful!
The simplest definition of a weed is a ‘plant in a place where it is not wanted’! But where did
these weeds come from, and why? And now that they are here what do we do with them?
Some weedy species are edible, some are medicinal, and some are good habitat plants. Many
weedy species have multiple reproductive strategies which make them very hardy plants.
Certain truly invasive non-native species have proven to be very costly mistakes because
of the way in which they can destroy the bio-diversity of delicate natural environments.
In this free class we’ll discuss a number of different species and talk about how to
either manage or eradicate problematic plants in order to restore sensitive
native habitats. We’ll also sample edible wild plants, and learn about some
of the valuable medicinal plants found in wild and disturbed sites.
Instructors
Sarah Phillips
Charlotte Torgovitsky
Eden Clearbrook
Invasives
Restoration Practices
Native Edible Plants
Medicinal Plants
RSVP: Sarah Phillips • Sarah@marinrcd.org • (415) 663-1170 ext 302

Oct
13
Sat
Native Plant Propagation Classes @ Red Barn, Point Reyes National Seashore
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Plant from Pieces! Cloning and Divisions
Did you know that plants posses ‘Toti-potency’? It’s just another one of nature’s
miracles – in that every living cell of a plant has the potential to grow all the
other functional parts of a whole new plant! These methods of propagation are
in essence ‘cloning’ which has advantages, but also some drawbacks.
In this free class we’ll look at a number of different plant families and species to learn
about specific methods and mediums, and the critical timing necessary to get the
best results from cuttings. We’ll also discuss the important life support systems
necessary for a cutting to grow into a self-sufficient healthy plant. And we’ll practice
one of the simplest methods of propagation by dividing some perennial plants:
You’ll learn which species respond the best to this method, and when to do it!
Instructor
Charlotte Torgovitsky
Plant Families
Cloning Plants
Dividing Plants
Life Support Systems
RSVP: Sarah Phillips • Sarah@marinrcd.org • (415) 663-1170 ext 302