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California's Native Grasslands

Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California - Marin

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Marin Municipal Water District Headquarters, Corte Madera and Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Lands
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Grasses are fun and challenging to identify! Build your skills:

  • Understand California’s grassland ecology
  • Familiarize yourself with grass-specific terminology
  • Identify grasses by using The Jepson Manual, 2nd ed. dichotomous key
  • Recognize the basic groups and common species
  • Build a “collection” of identified samples

A class syllabus, 10x hand lenses, and basic keys from the Jepson Manual website provided. An afternoon field tour on Mount Tam Watershed lands to see grasses in the field will round out this full day of learning.

  • Morning coffee and snacks are included.
  • Bring your own lunch. We will meet at beautiful Lake Lagunitas for lunch.


Andrea Williams – Vegetation Ecologist for Marin Municipal Water District. CNGA board member.

Michelle Cooper – Resident biologist and manager of Modini Mayacamas Preserves, Audubon Canyon Ranch. CNGA board member.

Andrew Longman – Ring Mountain Stewardship Coordinator, Marin County Parks.

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