The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) will hold its Fall Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Tribal Nursery at Camp 4, 4400 Baseline Road in Santa Ynez.
The family-friendly event is free to attend. SYCEO staff will give tours of the nursery and offer information on native plantings and their uses. Some native plants that will be on display include Yerba mansa (Anemopsis californica), white sage (Saliva apiana), common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and California wildrose (Rosa californica).
Attendees will also have a chance to pick out a free pumpkin, locally grown at the tribal nursery. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
“The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office is holding its fall open house at the Tribal Nursery for the public to learn more about the Tribal Nursery programs and the importance of native plants,” said Teresa Romero, director of the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office.
For more information about the open house, contact Melissa Mercer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Environmental Department was established by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ Tribal Government in 1998. Its mission is to prepare tribal lands for environmental adaptation, to protect and regenerate natural resources, and cultivate the connection between culture, spirit, and community through collaboration and education.
The department implements education and outreach, zero waste, water resources, climate adaptation, and habitat restoration programs for the tribal community. To learn more, visit www.syceo.org.
The Santa Ynez Indian Reservation was established and officially recognized by the federal government on Dec. 27, 1901. Today, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians remains the only federally recognized Chumash tribe in the nation. The tribe is a self-governing sovereign nation and follows the laws set forth in its tribal constitution.