Klamath Basin Chapter, 
Native Plant Society of Oregon

May Meeting Notes

May 04, 2021 1:58 PM | Sarah Malaby (Administrator)

Meeting Notes - Monday, 5/3/2021

Notetaker: Kerry Johnston

Attendees: Erin Rentz, Dan Hawkes, Steve Sheehy, Kerry Johnston, Terry Smith, Sandra Klepadlo

Agenda: See attached below

Items Discussed:

Treasurer’s Report:
  • ·       Balance $5,103.74 earned from native plant sales in the past 3 years including bare root tree/shrub sale 3/2021.
  • ·       Est. $1,000 will be donated to the OR Flora Project Vol. III production. Discussed sponsoring a Genus, art or other.

Native Plant Sale:

  • ·       May 15th last order will be taken by Dan Hawkes. Cost is $5 for 3.5” and $10 for 1 gallon.
  • ·       Dan will try to get cardboard flats from Fred Meyer/ Terry will try Walmart 1 week prior to sale date.
  • ·       May 21, 2021- Todd Kepple & Dan Hawkes will reserve a u-haul and pick up the plants in a covered vehicle. Labels will be written ahead of time and Dan will let us know when the list is final & he needs help. Dan will check if we have left-over tags or if we need to purchase more.
  • ·        May 22, 2021- unload and tag plants, arrive at 7:30 am to prep then 9:00 am-5:00pm scheduled plant pick-up. Clean-up assistance needed after the sale.
  • ·       Sale will be pre-order and scheduled similar to last year.
  • ·       Dan Hawkes will prep for sales by creating order list and updating availability spreadsheet with Winter Creek Nursery and scheduling pick-up. He will also update the museum website.
  • ·       Todd Kepple will post/update on FB & Erin Rentz will update the Klamath Chapter NPSO website.
  • ·       Dan Hawkes contacted Megan Nichols (Western Native Plants) but no contact yet. Kerry e-mailed Megan 5/4/2021.
  • ·       Proceeds will be split 65:35 (Klamath museum:NPSO)

Suggested Summer Field Trips / Winter Programs:

Topic

Month

Presenter / Organizer

FS R6 Restoration Project along 140 w/ ODOT

June or July

Kathy Sale / Erin Rentz

242 post-fire veg recovery walk

June-July

Erin Rentz / Erin Rentz

Museum Native plant walk

June

Todd Kepple / Todd Kepple

Sycan Marsh plant walk

June

Sarah Ratay / Sarah Ratay

Tunnel Creek ACEC plant walk

July

Kerry Johnston / Kerry Johnston

Caldwell fire – Lava Beds -post-fire talk

Fall/Winter

? / Steve Sheehy

Local Native Plant Nursery talk

Fall/Winter

Megan Nichols / Erin Rentz

  • ·        Everyone will work on confirming presenters & finalizing event dates

NPSO business:

  • ·        Sarah R has agreed to represent our chapter at State NPSO Meetings when Erin is not available.
  • ·        Sarah R. is willing to help us with posting to the Klamath Basin FB Group for Klamath Chapter NPSO . Terry, Kerry, & Erin agreed to help with responses to questions on FB that come up.
  • ·        Members are encouraged to send plant photos (Family, scientific/common name/location/date) or interesting information to Sarah R. to post intermittently to keep the information current/alive.
  • ·        Encourage members to join and use iNaturalist

Common Plants Book Updates:

  • ·        This will be the main topic for the June meeting

Miscellaneous:

  • ·        2022 Plant Sale merchandise for sale may consider posting to websites for purchase- t-shirts, hats or canvas bags can be designed locally from vendor. Table for winter discussion.

Next Meeting:

  • ·        Monday, June 7, 2021, 6:30 pm. Klamath County Museum
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