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Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.


Eschscholzia californica var. maritima


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Wild Flower Chasers: The 37th annual Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline starts Friday, March 6, with written and recorded reports, updated weekly March-May. 

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A Note from Executive Director Evan Meyer

As I sit in my new office on my first day of work at Theodore Payne Foundation, catching an occasional glimpse out the window of white sage and Santa Cruz Island buckwheat swaying in a mild winter breeze, I feel deeply honored to be here. It’s not just that Theodore...

Evan Meyer Appointed as New TPF Executive Director

A LETTER FROM OUR BOARD PRESIDENT On behalf of the board of directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Evan Meyer as Theodore Payne Foundation’s new Executive Director, effective February 11, 2020. Evan comes to us from the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias...