Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 2, 2019

September 7 is CA Biodiversity Day

from the California CNPS

September 7 is CA Biodiversity Day

There’s never been a more important time to celebrate and support California’s extraordinary biodiversity. Join us for a week of important discussions and activities. Here’s how:

  1. Live #BiodiversityChat, Sep 4 at 4 pm: CNPS is kicking off the party early with a Live Twitter Chat featuring Scott Black, Executive Director of the Xerces Society, and CNPS Executive Director Dan Gluesenkamp. Where:
  2. Secretary Crowfoot Speaker Series, Sep 5 at 12:30 pm: Dan Gluesenkamp of CNPS, Scott Loarie of iNaturalist, Briannon Fraley of Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, and Erika Zavaleta of UC Santa Cruz will be present on California’s biodiversity challenge. Where: California Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium in Sacramento. Can’t make it in person? The event will be live streamed at Learn more here.
  3. CNPS Conservation Symposium, Sep 7 at 8:30 am: The CNPS Conservation team leads a full day titled, “Preserving California’s Biodiversity on the Journey to a Carbon Neutral California.” See the agenda and register here. (Limited spots available.) Where: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Can’t make it? Follow along on to see live presentation highlights.
  4. Biodiversity Day BioBlitzes, Saturday, Sep 7: Our friends at California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and California State Parks are looking for volunteers to help lead Biodiveristy Day BioBlitzes using the iNaturalist app at the following locations: Yolo Bypass, Elkhorn Slough, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and Mount Tamalpais State Park. If you’re interested in helping, please contact CDFW Biodiversity Coordinator Kimberly Tenggardaja at

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