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“Inspiring the Next Generation” – CNPS-OC Membership Drive & Spring Plant Sale

special guest: Tony Tubbs

Saturday, February 24, 2024.

9:00am – 4:00pm

PLANT SALE: 10% off all plants to CNPS members. Not a member? Sign up at the nursery on Saturday, and take advantage of the 10% off + a gift for signing up!

9:45am Welcome and introduction

10:00am Tony Tubbs, Educator, photographer, habitat restorationist – Presentation


Tony Tubbs will bring us highlights of his 10-year project inspiring and educating students, while restoring functional habitat at Tesoro High School in Capistrano Unified School district. Their program for environmental education is a model for all of California and we are fortunate to have Tony and his students so close to home.

Aside from attracting endangered songbirds and riparian species into the created habitat on graded land formerly composed of exotic weeds, Tony’s classes have noted (on trail cams and his own photography) numerous species including all the local megafauna species visiting their plantings.

The gardens are organized around ecological and cultural themes. CNPS/OC has provided numerous funding grants over the years.

Tony’s superb photography of plants, animals, birds, and invertebrates, as well as his dedicated students will illustrate his talk. Don’t miss this inspiring presentation. The successes attained at Tesoro HS, in the plantings and in the lives of everyone involved, are truly achievements to be celebrated.

11:45am Questions and Answers, Group Discussion: What concrete steps can CNPS/OC take in continuing to inspire the next generation of conservationists and native plant enthusiasts?