• Point Arena Lighthouse Lecture Series: Plants of the Mendonoma Coast - what have we learned, and what mysteries remain?

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    Name: Point Arena Lighthouse Lecture Series: Plants of the Mendonoma Coast - what have we learned, and what mysteries remain?
    Date: May 18, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:

    On Saturday, May 18 at 4pm, Nancy Morin will present: “Plants of the Mendonoma Coast - what have we learned, and what mysteries remain?as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series.

    Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the Gift Store counter on arrival. All seating is first-come, first-served in the Lighthouse Museum (Fog Signal Building). Please join us!

    About the Lecture: 
    The Mendonoma coast is home to a surprising number of rare plants and plant communities and yet little has been known about the flora of the region. In order to help develop a management plan for the newly added Point Arena-Stornetta Unit to the California Coastal National Monument, teams of botanists from the California Native Plant Society and the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley were contracted to undertake vegetation and plant surveys. This talk will explore the results of their work-what plant communities are seen on this part of the coast, what plants occur here, what else is known about our coastal rare plants and plant communities, and what work still needs to be done.

    About the Presenter: 
    Dr. Morin is a botanist who studies the relationships of plants. She received her PhD in botany at University of California, Berkeley and has worked at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, and The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Passionate about plants and their importance in our environment, she has worked since 1983 on a massive project to produce a flora of the plants of North America.

    Location:
    Point Arena Lighthouse
    Fog Signal Building (Museum)
    45500 Lighthouse Rd.
    Point Arena, CA 95468
    Date/Time Information:
    May 18, 4pm
    Contact Information:
    Point Arena Lighthouse 877.725.4448
    Fees/Admission:
    $5 per person
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    This week Governor Gavin Newsom announced that counties approved for accelerated reopening can begin to reopen hair salons and barbershops. In addition, statewide Places of Worship can reopen with modifications and in-person protests can occur with modifications.

    In response to these recent State Changes, Health Officer Dr. Noemi Doohan issued a revised Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Order Thursday, May 28, 2020, reflecting the new Permissible Higher Risk Businesses and related activities. The major changes include:

     

     

    • Places of worship, such as churches, mosques, temples, and synagogues may open for limited capacity in-person religious services and cultural ceremonies provided that Statewide Places of Worship Guidance is followed.
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    Follow the simple steps below to achieve compliance:

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