January 16 Membership Meeting


Happy New Year DHSCV Members and Friends

January 16 is our yearly Membership Meeting and Election with talk on Citizen Science in the valley 5 pm plant exchange, 6 pm meeting
See you next week at UCR Palm Desert, please park in Lot B. The plant exchange will be by the front entrance and the meeting/talk will be upstairs in B200.

Marie will be manning the membership table where you can renew or become a member.
After our yearly membership election we are pleased to have  Colin Barrows, Conservation Coordinator at the Friends of the Desert Mountains give a talk on iNaturalist and the local citizen science projects we have going on in the desert. Hopefully this year will be a banner wildflower year but also maybe a banner weed year.  You can help the community map wildflower, weeds and other wildlife like bees, birds, mammals and reptiles with iNaturalist. It’s a free app designed by the California Academy of Sciences and is a fun way for all ages to interact with our environment and is for the expert or novice alike. Crowd sourcing helps answer questions and identify your findings.  The board of has recommended a slate of officers for the coming year.

President, Tracy Merrigan

Vice President, Kai Kushen

Treasurer, Judi Greene

Secretary, Clare Piaget

We will take a call from the floor for any members who would like to run for the above offices. We would like to thank Quin Wright and Melissa Patterson for their service and support over the past year. SAVE the DATES and come!! January 26 a Member Field Trip to Serra Gardens Join us on January 26 for a Talk and Tour of Serra Gardens wholesale succulent nursery in Fallbrook for our Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley members. More details at https://deserthorticulturalsociety.org/events/2019/01/serra-gardens-in-fallbrook/ March 17 is our 14th Annual Desert Garden Tour in Palm Springs reach out to [email protected] Proud of our Scholarship Student We are proud to announce that our Mary Brent Wehrli Scholarship student, Ignacio Moreno, at Cal Poly Pomona has surpassed the requirements for his scholarship to qualify for the spring semester. We are so proud and thank Kai Kushen, Scholarship Chair for her stellar work with the students.   Thank you so much for your membership and support, look for more programming in the coming year. Happy New Year, Tracy