Preserve California's Native Flora while having fun through Volunteering

Covid-19 Protocol Update: due to the ongoing pandemic, our volunteer programs are currently restricted by state and county protocols. Please contact us for most recent opportunities.

Our chapter is 100% volunteer run. Volunteering is a great way to be a part of our vibrant naturalist community, learning about our unique local ecology while contributing to the overall health of our planet.

So many rewarding and fun ways to join in: Advocacy, restoration, education - we are passionate about the native plants of California and our local "Franciscan Ecology" and have a vision for resurrecting it.

The growing biodiversity movement is global in scale but local in focus. Our vision is to bring our local ecologies back to life using the 500+ locally native plants that exist in the northern San Francisco peninsula today.

Plants are fundamental to all life. Backyards, parks and open spaces, rooftops, median strips, transportation right-of-ways, sidewalks, new developments, they all matter! We couple our practical restoration experiences with most recent science for an ecology based approach and work especially hard to recover the 24 local floral species listed as threatened back to healthy populations.

You can help us bring back the unique beauty of the San Francisco peninsula! Check out our many volunteer opportunities and Email us, today: yerba.buena.cnps.chapter@gmail.com

We have ongoing needs for volunteers to help us at native plant restoration sites, outreach, educational events including our speaker programs, field trips and biodiversity celebrations. Our board needs coordinators and new members to help with administration, media and planning.

Please consider sharing your special talents with us while learning more about California's amazing diversity of native plants!

Current Opportunities

Ready to get your hands dirty?

Technical and Media Volunteers: Newsletter, Graphics artists, Social Media, Web and Database administrators

Calling all artists! Graphic Designers, Botanical artists, Writers, Videographers and Photographers

Outreach & Advocacy

Garden Tour Volunteers Wanted

Education coordinator

Newsletter Mailing Team

Join Our Chapter

CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter is one of the oldest and most esteemed CNPS chapters, focusing on San Francisco county and northern San Mateo county.

Chapter members receive many benefits including free subscriptions to CNPS publications, access to local programs and field trips, discounts at local native plant sales, and more.

When you join CNPS, select YERBA BUENA CHAPTER as your home chapter to receive further benefits such as the quarterly Yerba Buena News and access to chapter events.

Donate to Our Chapter

The best way you can help us is by donating funds. We are a (mostly) volunteer organization. Your donation supports monthly events, advocacy efforts, information gathering and distribution, and human-centered field research and projects.

Please make a donation today using the secure "Donate" button. Thanks!

How You Can Help CNPS

Donate to the California Native Plant Society

When you give to CNPS, you are supporting the important work we do on behalf of all Californians to preserve and protect California's native plants and habitats. Your donations to CNPS are tax deductible (CNPS Tax ID: 94-6116403).


Donate Online at CNPS.org


Donate by Check
Checks can be mailed to:

CNPS Donations
2707 K Street, Suite 1
Sacramento, CA 95816

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