SAH-WAH-BE CHAPTER NEWS

Upcoming Events
April 9, 2007 – 6:00pm
ANNUAL CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING, ELECTION OF OFFICERS, FIELD TRIP PLANNING, Bamboo Gardens Buffet, 1200 Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello.
April 28, 2007 – 3rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR IN POCATELLO. “CO2 + you = ?” is the theme, emphasizing ways citizens can help diminish carbon dioxide emission problems. 11am-3pm in Tydeman Park, N. 8th and Custer. Chapter members will give away native plant seedlings and will help kids plant seeds of native plants.
May 5, 2007 – NATIVE PLANT AWARENESS WEEK. Field trip to Massacre Rocks State Park (tentative).
For more information on any of the above or subsequent meetings and field trips, phone 208-235-1352 or 208-233-0714. Also check the bulletin board and the Sah-Wah-Be section of www.idahonativeplants.org for our summer field trip schedule.
July 20-22, 2007 – 4th ANNUAL TRIP TO STEENS MOUNTAIN, OREGON
Each year enthusiasm has increased for the beauty and diversity of vegetation to be found on remote Steens Mountain in SE Oregon. This trip, led by botanist Karl Holte, is open to INPS members of any chapter and/or anyone else interested in a weekend visit to the area. As in past years, we will arrive and congregate Friday evening, July 20, probably at the Diamond Hotel. An all-day field trip on Saturday involves caravanning 25 miles up the western side of Steens Mountain, with frequent stops at meadows, snowfields, canyons, forests, campgrounds, streams and lakes until reaching the almost 10,000 foot elevation level and the spectacular views from the summit. Sunday’s field trip will be to areas surrounding Steens, including the Alvord desert playa, marshes of the Malheur Bird Refuge, the Refuge visitor center, Diamond Craters, and historical sites. Watch the INPS website for complete details and a reservation form. Accommodations are limited and must be reserved by June 1. More information will also be available at 208-232-6563.