Loneliest Plant on the Planet Wants Your Company Saturday, 10/9

Looking for company this weekend? So is the loneliest plant on the planet: the Presidio or Raven’s Manzanita. There’s only one individual left on Earth, and we want you to meet her this Saturday and hear how heroic biologists are bringing the species back from the brink of extinction.

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Join Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute and Michele Laskowski and Chelsea Dicksion of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to hear the story of the last wild Presidio (a.k.a. Raven’s) Manzanita (Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. ravenii ) and view the seeds and pictures of the plant. Learn how the last individual was discovered and the heroic efforts biologists are taking to germinate the Manzanita’s seeds to continue the lineage. Part of the Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year, a race against time to see and save each of the GGNP’s endangered species, with a $1,000 grand prize. Meet at the Presidio Native Plant Nursery, 1244 Appleton Street at Ruckman Avenue, San Francisco, 94129, in the Presidio. RSVP required: click here to reserve your spot.

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