Page 54 - Sonoma County Gazette June 2019
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 Jun 9 ~ Hike on Lafferty Ranch ~ Guided hike on Lafferty Ranch, with fabulous views, wetlands, and the headwaters of Adobe Creek. Donation, 10a-2p, Prince Park, 2301 East Washington St, Petaluma
Apr 6 ~ Salmon Creek Beach - First Saturday Cleanup ~ Remove harmful trash from the ocean and learn about the study of Marine Debris. Free, 10a-1p, Bodega Dunes Campground entrance of Sonoma Coast State Beach, Chris Brokate,
Jun 1 - Jun 22 ~ Spring Lake Campfire ~ Hands-on, family oriented activities, discover the wonders of local flora and fauna within the park. 7-8p, Spring Lake Regional Park, 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
Jun 1 - Jun 23 ~ Vamos a Nadar ~ Kids swim lessons 5+ while parents receive water-safety training. English & Spanish. Reg. req’d. 9a-12p, Sonoma County, Various Locations
Jun 1 ~ Build a Trail on National Trails Day ~ Improving our trails improves accessibility and helps protect sensitive native habitats. Free, 9a-12p, Hood Mountain Regional Park - South Entrance, 1450 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa
Jun 1 ~ Nuestros Parques ~ A bilingual naturalist leads these free, 2-4 mile family walks on the first Saturday of each month. 10a-1p, Cloverdale River Park, 31820 McCray Rd, Cloverdale
Jun 1 ~ Science Saturday ~ Learn about the phases of matter as we turn liquid ingredients into a solid using salt, ice & hands. 1-4p, Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
Jun 4 - Jun 27 ~ Community Work Day ~ Volunteers help weed, mulch, plant, and maintain this special park and community garden. 9a-1p, Andy’s Unity Park, 3399 Moorland Ave, Santa Rosa
Jun 4 ~ Senior Saunters ~ Explore plant and animal life, swap stories, and take a gentle 2-mile stroll. 10a-12p, Tolay Lake Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Ln, Petaluma
Jun 5 - Jun 16 ~ Family Farm Chores ~ Do you have children who love animals? Need a goat fix? All ages welcome. Reg. req’d. 8:30-10a, Tolay Lake Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Ln, Petaluma
Jun 7 - Jun 28 ~ Funky Fridays ~ Enjoy live music from some of the best bands in Northern California at this outdoor concert series. $10, Children under 18 Free, 9a-12p, Hood Mountain Regional Park - South Entrance, 1450 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa
Jun 7 ~ Nature Journal Club: Branches, Birds and Bugs! ~ Deepen your connection to the natural world through writing and sketching. 9-11a, Foothill Regional Park, 1351 Arata Ln, Windsor
Jun 8 - Jun 9 ~ Sugar Shuttle: Hood Mountain ~ Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle. Riding first and hiking back. Reg. req’d. donation $10, 9-11:30a, Hood Mountain Regional Park - South Entrance, 1450 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa
Jun 9 ~ LGBTQIA Pride Hike ~ 1 mile, with steep uphill and downhill and a shallow stream crossing. 2-4p, Stillwater Cove Regional Park, 22455 Hwy 1, Jenner
Jun 9 ~ Tide Pool Wilderness Exploration ~ Awesome anemones and spiny sea urchins await you in this rocky and wonderful world! Reg. req’d. Free, 10a-12p, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, 20600 Mockingbird Trail, Bodega Bay
Jun 12 ~ Settle Down at Sundown ~ Busy week? Feeling tense? Come unwind and immerse yourself in nature. Free, 6:30-8p, Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, 2080 Kawana Terrace, Santa Rosa
Jun 13 ~ People’s Yoga Pop-Ups ~ w/ Certified yoga instructor Christina McGuirk: a rejuvenating yoga practice in nature. Reg req’d. Free, 6:30-7:30p, Ragle Ranch Regional Park, 500 Ragle Rd, Sebastopol
Jun 15 ~ Beachside Campfire Program ~ Learn about local animal habits to the area’s cultural history. Free, 7-8p, Doran Regional Park, 201 Doran Beach Rd, Bodega Bay
Jun 15 ~ Bill and Dave North Sonoma Mountain Hike ~ 9-mile hike. The trail begins in the ferns & redwoods, then climbs to nearly 2,000 feet. Free, 10a-3p, N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, 5297 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa,
Jun 15 ~ Garden & Land Stewards ~ Volunteer workdays are a fun and healthy way for the family to learn organic gardening skills. Free, 10a-2p, Maddux Ranch Regional Park, 4655 Lavell Rd, Santa Rosa,
Jun 15 ~ Invasive Plant Removal ~ Free, 10a-1p, Doran Regional Park 201 Doran Beach Road, 201 Doran Beach Rd, Bodega Bay.
Jun 16 ~ Full Moon Paddle ~ Kayak on calm waters for a breathtaking view of the full moon as it rises. Free, 7:30-10p, Riverfront Regional Park, 7821 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg
Jun 21 ~ Solstice Night Hike ~ Join us for a twilight walk to celebrate the first day of summer on the longest day of the year. Free, 6:30-9:30p, Crane Creek Regional Park, 5000 Pressley Rd, Rohnert Park
Jun 22 ~ Seaweed and Sea Vegetables ~ Learn about the algae that form the base of the ocean’s food chain & meet intertidal animals. Free, 8-10a, Stillwater Cove Regional Park, 22455 Hwy 1, Jenner
Jun 23 ~ Junior Ranger Program: Outdoor Skills: Water Safety 101 ~ Be safe while playing next to water. $5, 3-5p, Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, 13839 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg
Jun 26 ~ Winging It Wednesday ~ Bird walks for all levels of experience on the last Wed. of every month. For older adults + friends. Free, 8:30-10:30a, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, 13630 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen
Jun 29 - Jun 30 ~ Family Kayaking Adventura ~ Paddle the calm waters of the scenic lake, while witnessing wildlife from a different vantage point. $20, 9-10:30a, Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Rd, Santa Rosa
Jun 29 ~ Evening Ranger Programs in the Grove ~ Learn about the area’s incredible animals, local habitats, tall trees & amazing flora. Free, 6-7p, Riverfront Regional Park, 7821 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg
Ongoing ~ Discovery Packs Let Library Borrowers Explore Sonoma County Parks Backpacks with parking passes, maps and hiking guides available for check-out.
Jun 1 ~ Laura Morgan’s Sonoma Coast Wildflower Walk ~ $20 for adults, Stewards member discount on reg. fees., 9a-12p, Shell Beach Parking Lot, Hwy 1/Shell Beach Rd, Jenner
Jun 15 ~ Pond Farm Pottery Docent-led Tour ~ Take a docent-led tour & learn the history of this significant cultural site. $16 Members/$20 for adults, $10 for children, 9:30a-12p
Jun 16 ~ Father’s Day Tour ~ This is an easy walk on level ground in the forest floor that is 2 miles in length. Free for Dad’s + kids (includes Mom too)
Jun 22 ~ Family Day in Your State Park ~ Promoting the preservation of and community engagement in Russian River Area State Parks. Free, 12-4p,
Sonoma County Regional Parks FREE, $7 Parking (FREE with Park Pass), 707-565-2041,
  Stewards of the Coast 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville, 707-869-9177,,
Jun 23 ~ Symbiotic Relationships: An Exploration of Our Connection with Nature
~ Workshop: our biological, psychological & inherently intrinsic connection to the natural world. $16 Members/$20 Non-Members, 9a-12p,
Jun 29 - Jun 30 ~ NOLS Wilderness Medicine Certification Course Summer 2019
~ Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine. $235 includes materials/$188 for members of Stewards, 7:45a-5p
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