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Grasslands behind Sign Hill inspire conservation campaign

September 20, 2012 by Heather Mack

South San Francisco may be “THE INDUSTRIAL CITY,” as stated on the hillside overlooking the town of warehouses and industrial

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University Press Books

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

“Since 1974, University Press Books has carried titles for readers and scholars, gardeners and environmentalists, children and adults. We have sections on California Native Flora, Natural History, Botany, and more. We order from 150 publishers, as well as stocking all of theUniversity of California Press’s Natural History Guides series. Our author events are held around our Great Table, frequently featuring discussions about our natural world, from owls to lichens, political geography to plant galls. “

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California Native Plant Society – East Bay Chapter

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving California’s native flora and focused on Alameda and Contra Costa counties. East Bay CNPS volunteers are active in native plant conservation advocacy and restoration work in our two-county area. The chapter also offers field trips, presentations on native plant-related topics, and a year-round native plant nursery, Native Here Nursery, specializing in the plants of our two counties. Membership in CNPS is open to all, and everyone is invited to participate in the East Bay chapter’s many activities.

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Bloom Gardens

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

We’ve been building quality residential landscapes since 1983. We install new gardens and renovate older ones in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco Counties. Our designs synthesize your needs and our vision. Through expert construction, our installations transform properties into dream getaways and natural habitats. We also offer lawn to edible conversions, children’s and container gardens. Our approach is sustainable, low water use, and cost effective. Our beautiful hardscapes– Patios, paths, retaining walls, fences–provide settings for California natives and Mediterranean plants that thrive here. Our crews get rave reviews. We also offer consultations to homeowners, realtors, Homeowners’ Associations.

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Saving Bay Area Ecosystems, One Chorus Frog at a Time

August 04, 2011 by Beth Slatkin

If you happen to be in El Cerrito and hear a frog calling, or catch sight of a large yellow butterfly flitting through your yard, it might be Jim McKissock’s doing.

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