Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter Meeting

Wednesday Mar 30 2011   19:00:00
Steynberg Gallery  , San Luis Obispo, CA  map

Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Matt Ritter
, author of A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter Meeting.
Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Donations appreciated; for more information call (805) 772-1875 or visit santalucia.sierraclub.org or http://www.Steynberg-Events.com/calendar.html.

Matt RitterMatt Ritter studies cultivated trees and trees that escape cultivation. He has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Ph.D. in plant development biology. He is currently a botany professor in the biological sciences department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and director of the plant conservatory there. He has authored numerous scientific papers about plants and contributed to botanical references including the upcoming second edition of the Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California and the Flora of North America Project. He holds a Kenan Fellowship at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, is the Ray Collett Visiting Scholar at the UC Santa Cruz arboretum, teaches for the Organization of Tropical Studies in Costa Rica, and is the chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Tree Committee. Visit his website at: http://baobabbotanical.com/Ritter/Home.html.