CALS is turning 20!

CALS is turning 20!  Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration, January 25th, 2014

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of CALS! At our annual meeting on January 25th we will celebrate how far we’ve come over the years, honor our founders and trailbreakers who got us to this point, and discuss our path for the future. Please join us!

The 2014 annual meeting will be held at Bouverie Preserve. This magnificent 535-acre nature sanctuary in Sonoma County features diverse oak woodlands, mixed evergreen forest, riparian, and chaparral ecosystems. The oak woodlands at the entrance to the preserve host an impressive display of lace lichen (Ramalina menziesii). Public access to the preserve is limited, so CALS members will have a unique opportunity to explore this beautiful property.

As is traditional, the annual meeting is held the last Saturday in January (Jan 25th, 2014) and includes a lichen walk followed by the members meeting, a pot-luck dinner and guest speaker. Stephen Sharnoff will be giving us a sneak peak at his new book, A Field Guide to California Lichens, which will be for sale later in the year. The schedule for the day’s events is below.

We hope to see you there!
Shelly, Tom, Kathy, Sarah, and Hanna
California Lichen Society Board of Directors

2014 Annual Meeting Schedule, January 25th
10:30 am – 4:00 pm: Bouverie Preserve Lichen walk. Meet up and introductions from10:30 – 11:00 am, walk from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Bring a picnic lunch to eat on the trail. Note: this is a docent-led walk which leaves at 11:00, latecomers will not be allowed to catch up to the group. So don’t be late!
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Annual membership meeting and awards ceremony, Bouverie Preserve visitor center.
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Pot-luck dinner, Bouverie Preserve visitor center.
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Guest speaker Stephen Sharnoff with new book preview—A Field Guide to California Lichens, Bouverie Preserve visitor center.

Directions to Bouverie Preserve
The Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch is located at 13935 Sonoma Highway 12, which is approximately six miles north of the historic town of Sonoma in the Valley of the Moon near the village of Glen Ellen. Access is by appointment only.
FROM THE NORTH: Drive southeast from Santa Rosa on highway 12 for about 12 miles. Pass the turnoff to Glen Ellen (Arnold Drive) and proceed for 1/3 mile. The green entrance gate and Bouverie Preserve sign are on the left. Once through the gate, continue up the driveway to the parking lot.
FROM THE SOUTH: Drive approx. 6 miles north of Sonoma on Highway 12. Passing Madrone Road, continue for 1 1/2 miles past Sonoma Valley regional Park to mile marker 31.00. Just beyond, turn right at the “Bouverie Preserve” sign and continue through the gate and up the driveway for about 1/2 mile to the parking area.

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