China Creek Project

In January, rain was predicted and the morning was chilly, so we were very pleasantly surprised when a crew of 13 or 14 arrived (we lost count), eager to get to work. So we did. We finished clearing the area around the entrance, and you can now see the kiosk as you drive down Smith Avenue. 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.

Volunteer Opportunity - Can you help?

We have been asked to man a table at the Big Sandy Rancheria Pow Pow Grounds on Earth Day, April 16 from 10am-2pm. We would like to find some volunteers to distribute educational materials.

Each year organizations and individuals are invited to exhibit educational booths. Vendors sell their repurposed, natural, or native products. An e-waste drop off location will also be available this year.

If you would like to help out, please contact Jeanne Larson at

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

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