China Creek Project

“I came to slay some thistles!” Paul said as he sat down sleepily to put his shoes on, and slay them he did. So did the rest of us.  Read more...


We are actively working on an education and restoration project at China Creek Park, an undeveloped Fresno County park near Centerville.

The park is a Valley Oak woodland, minutes from Sanger. A range of volunteer activity is available from weed pulling to leading a docent tour to trail maintenance.

Sequoia Chapter


Our chapter serves Madera, Fresno, and Kings Counties -- nearly 10,000 square miles ranging in altitude from 233 to 14,000 feet above sea level. Rainfall is similarly wide-ranging, from an average of 8 to 50 inches per year.

You can join online at the Become a CNPS Member page. Please designate Sequoia as your local chapter. You can also contact us by mail or phone:

Contact us at: 559.824.4093

CNPS Sequoia Chapter
3457 Redlands, Fresno, CA 93726


Saturday, October 15, 2016
Clovis Botanical Garden from 8 am to 1 pm

This is the 12th year that the Sequoia Chapter has joined forces with the Clovis Botanical Garden (CBG) to help local residents learn about and purchase California native plants and water-wise plants in general. We can use your help and your attendance. Surely you are ready to add a long-admired native plant to your garden! Or perhaps you're finally ready to start "going native."

Can you help? Contact any of the board members, listed in the newsletter, if you can assist.

This year is extra special because CBG's California native plant garden is just under a year old. Be part of watching and helping this garden to grow and demonstrate why California natives belong in our local gardens.

Native Plant Garden Sign

garden_sign-140b.jpgIf you are a gardener and have native plants in your garden, this is the sign for you! Show off your commitment to California native plants by displaying this beautiful 9”x 12” full-color aluminum sign on a wall - or attach it to a garden stake. “Plant” the sign amongst your natives to let passers-by know that you are part of the growing community of ecologically advanced gardeners.

The general public will benefit by seeing your native plants in a garden settings and they will be encouraged to learn more by linking them to where they can get information about the “3 Ps” of gardening: Plant Local---Plant Light---Plant Well. You can purchase one here:>shop