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CNPS: Nursery work day
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery ~ Growing plants and friends since 2007
On the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms near Hagan Park
2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95667
The nursery is operated by entirely volunteers from Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). Volunteers are always encouraged to become members of CNPS (of course!) but membership is not required to volunteer.
Join Us! No experience needed!
Wednesday Workdays 10:00 – 1:00
We pot up seedling and learn various propagating techniques plants. We treat volunteers Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches! We work year-round in the warmth of a Greenhouse in cold months or in the shade of Sycamore-like trees in the heat!
We also work in our demonstration gardens. These are small sized landscapes that show others how to effectively use native plants in their own landscape. We need the help of community volunteers to maintain them. For more information email Chris Lewis at cnpschris [at] gmail [dot] com .
Visit our webpage. Questions? Contact Chris: cnpschris [at] gmail [dot] com

The webpage link:

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Citizens Climate Lobby Weekly Intro Call
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every Wednesday, learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby and how you can make a difference in creating the political will for legislation that will put us on the path to reduce the emissions that are changing our climate.

Calls begin at 5 p.m. Pacific, 6 p.m. Mountain, 7 p.m. Central, and 8 p.m. Eastern time and last about 1 hour.

For those who can’t attend our weekly intro call live, we provide a pre-recorded version, available after you RSVP.

Go here to join:

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Sac Food Policy Council meeting
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am

Sacramento Food Policy Council monthly meeting notice: Ongoing project collaboration, planning, organizing, and advocacy strategy for the newly established Sacramento Food Policy Council (Sac FPC). Scheduled for the third Thursday morning of every month.

Please RSVP your attendance: SacFoodPolicy [at] gmail [dot] com

Check out the op-ed on the Food Policy Council:
twitter: @sacfoodpolicy

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350 Sacramento General Meeting
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

February 21 (NOTE DATE CHANGE): 350 Sac General Meeting. We’ll start with a speaker on the Climate Emergency Declaration. 6:00 pm @350 Sac office, 909 12th St. For more info, email Laurie at llitman [at] pacbell [dot] net.

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Native Plant Walk with CNPS @ see Friday Walks page on
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Time varies week to week. Check the Friday Walks page at

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Planning Horizons: Preparing for Automated Vehicles
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Preparing for Automated Vehicles

Presented by:  Ryan Snyder, Principal, Transpo Group

Planning Horizons, Friday, February 22, 2019, at 10:00am, in Caltrans HQ building located at 1120 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

If you are not Caltrans staff, please check in with the security staff.  If you need parking, contact BOC [at] dot [dot] ca [dot] gov, spaces are limited.  This event will be AICP credit worthy, ask me for details. 

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Preparing for Automated Vehicles @ Caltrans Basement Boardroom
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The presentation will provide an overview of the policy issues that the advent of automated vehicles (AV) will present. If we respond with appropriate public polilcies, this technology can become a critical tool in helping us to improve access, safety, equity, health and environmental sustainability. Without prudent public policy, AV technology will likely bring a worsening of congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, suburban sprawl and transportation equity. The speaker will call to open dialogue on the topic.

For more information on this event, please contact Diane Falls: diane [dot] falls [at] dot [dot] ca [dot] gov
For questions, please contact: planning [dot] horizons [at] dot [dot] ca [dot] gov

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Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition meeting
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition meetings are 4th Friday of every month

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Planning and Conservation League’s 2019 California Environmental Assembly
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Confronting a Future at Risk

As climate change and wildfires become more pressing matters in California, scientists, lawyers, and decision makers must come together to decide how the policy will adapt to rapid environmental changes and scientific advancement. The Planning and Conservation League hopes to facilitate this discussion and promote forward-thinking at our annual event.
Each year, PCL addresses top environmental policy issues that face California. This year, PCL will look to the future, as panel topics will address the next steps for California’s water supply, climate change, land use, transportation, housing planning, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). We will be inviting speakers from various backgrounds and perspectives to speak on their work in the environmental policy field in hopes of promoting discussion on how we can be more successful in adapting policy for the future.

With last year’s success, PCL will continue the Young Leaders Panel as a way to bring young advocates into the environmental policy conversation and provide those without a voice with a place to discuss their perspective on a more sustainable future and the work we can do to get there. Empowering the younger generations to continue the work ahead is critical to all of us.

You’re Invited! Join the Planning and Conservation League on February 23, 2019, at McGeorge School of Law for the annual California Environmental Assembly. Tickets are on sale now – click here to purchase yours.

What: Planning and Conservation League’s 2019 California Environmental Assembly

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, registration and breakfast starts at 8:00 am

Where: McGeorge School of Law, Directions

Who: Leading local and state elected officials, agency representatives, nonprofit and community leaders, attorneys, planners, and business representatives
Saturday, February 23, 2019

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2nd Annual Racial Healing in America Conference
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2nd Annual Racial Healing in America Conference
Hosted by Women For Equality

Our city, our state and our country, are calling for racial healing on so many levels. The prevalence of hate crimes, social injustices and racial tensions have been brought to the surface to demonstrate the need for us to come together. Communication and understanding can help provide a way forward to healing the divide that prevents our country from reaching its full promise of unity and equality. We believe it starts right here in Sacramento. If a city that has experienced so much trauma around the shooting deaths of young black men at the hands of law enforcement, can start the conversation and embark on racial healing, we will be an example for the nation.

The 2nd Annual “Racial Healing in America” is a safe space to do just this. The one-day conference will take place on Saturday February 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm. It will be comprised of keynote speakers, discussion panels and transformational work that will dive deep into the existing wounds, foster healthy dialogue and create community-based plans of action to create unity and equality.

Participants will:
* Experience unprecedented bonding.
* Understand the importance of racial healing
* Learn more about themselves.
* Experience what life is like as a marginalized person in this country.
* Co-create a community-based plan of action

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