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NATURE cont’d from page 54
 Watershed Clean-ups
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods - We encourage new volunteers to attend one of the three orientations for new or returning volunteers and education seminars. Info. Sarah Angulo 707-869-9177 ext 5.
City of Santa Rosa - Creek Stewardship Program conducts these monthly cleanups INFO:,
Adopt-A-Beach®- The Coastal Commission runs a year-round cleanup program. Help us keep the coast debris-free all year. INFO:
Clean River Alliance ~ Cleanup Days Chris Brokate 707-322-8304
Jun 2 ~ Russian River cleanup, Cloverdale ~ Show your love for the Russian River in an area chronically impacted by littering & roadside dumping, Free, 10a-12p, Cloverdale River Park, 31820 McCray Rd, Cloverdale
Jun 15 ~ Adopt-A-Highway, Guerneville/Monte Rio ~ Clean River Alliance has adopted this stretch of road and conducts a monthly cleanup. Free, 9a-12p, Bia Cafe on Northwood Golf Course, Monte Rio
Jun 15 ~ Cleanup Santa Rosa Creek, Prince Memorial Greenway ~ Free, 10a-12p, Meet at Olive Park by the footbridge, cross streets West Third and Railroad Ave, Santa Rosa
Jun 16 ~ Adopt-A-Highway, Hwy 101 Cloverdale/Hopland ~ Adjacent to the Russian River, remove trash & debris from the roadside. Reg req’d, Free, 10a-12p, The Rock Shop, 17951 Hwy 101, Cloverdale
Jun 24 ~ Cleanup Driftwood Beach. We will carpool to the trailhead on Hwy 1 just north of Jenner. Wear sturdy closed toed shoes. 10-1p, Jenner Visitor Center, 10439 Hwy 1, Jenner
Jul 21 ~ Santa Rosa Creek on the Prince Memorial Greenway ~ All ages and abilities welcome! 9a-12p, Meet at Olive Park (near Railroad Square). info. 707- 293-8050 or
Jun 30 ~ Last Sunday Cleanup, Piner Creek, Santa Rosa ~ A vital fish-bearing tributary that is heavily impacted by illegal dumping and homelessness. Free, 10a-12p, Piner Creek Bridge on Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa
  Landpaths 618 4th Street #217, Santa Rosa, 707.544.7284,
Jun 1 ~ Wonderful Wildflowers of Bohemia ~ We will saunter through the riparian, woodland, and grassland habitats of the 1,000 acre-preserve. Free, 9a- 1p, Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental
Jun 7 - Jun 20 ~ Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve ~ LandPaths will provide necessary tools, Free, 9a-1p, City Corporation Yard, 550 Westside Rd, Healdsburg
Jun 8 ~ Healdsburg Ridge Trail Team - Orientation for New Trailkeepers ~ The trail team is ideal for those who enjoy using the trails, love to get outside and have fun. Free, 2-4p, Healdsburg Ridge Preserve, Healdsburg
Jun 8 ~ Stewardship Workday at the Fitch Mountain Preserve ~ Stewards maintain the trails, preserve natural resources, meet new people. Reg. req’d. Free, 9a-1p, Fitch Mountain Preserve, 908 Chanticleer Way, Healdsburg
Jun 9 ~ Beginners Birding Walk: BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars!) ~ Beginner’s birding at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. Reg. req’d. Free, 8:30a-1p, Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental
Jun 13 - Jul 2 ~ iRead Stories ~ Opportunities for families to combine a love of reading with a love of being outdoors. FREE, Reg. req’d., 1-3p, Various Locations, Sonoma County
Jun 15 ~ Crepuscular Critters of the Bohemia Ecological Preserve ~ A trip into the world of Bats & other night-time creatures, with potluck dinner & optional overnight Free, 4:30-10p, Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental
Jun 19 ~ Pond Stewardship Workday at Rancho Mark West ~ We will be removing several invasive species near the pond at the preserve. Free, 9a-2p, Rancho Mark West, 7125 St. Helena Rd, Santa Rosa
Jun 21 ~ Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Ecological Preserve ~ Day of Stewardship at the stunning 1,000-acre Preserve. Reg. req’d. Free, 9a-1p, Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental
Jun 22 ~ Nature Journaling at the Laguna with Marley Peifer ~ Learn tools used by naturalists using pencils, ink, and watercolors, we will record our encounters. Free. Pre-reg. req’d. 1-5p, Laguna Environmental Center, Heron Hall, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa
Pepperwood Preserve 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Rd, Dwight Center, Santa Rosa, 707-591-9310,
  Volunteers Needed
Park-A-MonthVolunteerProgram- 2nd Saturday of the month. Family- friendly. Help beautify a park or community center. Hand tools and gloves will be provided, or bring your own (no power tools). Children are welcome but must have adult supervision. Cleanups are held rain or shine! 9a - 12p, rain or shine. INFO: 707-543-3279
LagunaStewardshipDays- 9a – 12p - once a month on a Saturday. Volunteers assist in willow sprigging, exotic plant removal, native plant and tree planting, trails construction and maintenance. Training is provided. Snacks are on us, but do bring gloves, water, and a friend! Children welcome but must be able to participate & supervised at all times. No RSVP required. Laguna Environmental Center 900 Sanford Rd., Santa Rosa. INFO: 707-527-9277 x.101, or
SchoolYardCleanUp- Want your students to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day but can’t get them out on a field trip to a beach or local waterway? Want to show them that environmentally responsible behavior can begin at their school and in their own neighborhood? You can organize a Schoolyard Cleanup and accomplish all of these goals. Info:
Sonoma Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District - Volunteers visit many properties each year, hiking, monitoring, taking photos, talking with landowners, completing reports, and identifying issues of concern. INFO: 707-565-7366,
JackLondonandSugarloafRidgeStateParks- We ask for a commitment of only 4 hours per month and you will receive a park pass for your service. Trainings are specific to park and activity. April 7, 14 ~ 9-4:30p (two-day training); Jack London State Historic Park For information and to sign up. 707-938-4827, Susan St.Marie,
May 31, Jun 14, 28 ~ Garden Club ~ Come out for a morning of sunshine and bird songs while learning about native plants. Free, 10a-12p
Jun 1 ~ Volunteer Workday ~ We need your help with critical post-fire restoration work at Pepperwood! Free, 9a-12p
Jun 2 ~ Conscious Nature Photography ~ Improve your photography skills while deepening your relationship with nature? Ages 13+ $25 Members/$30 Non-Members, 8:30a-2:30p
Jun 6 ~ Discover Nature – Urban Coyotes ~ Lecture: How to Keep Pets Safe, Coyotes Wild, and Rodents Nervous. $10 suggested donation, 7p
May 11 & Jun 1 ~ Star Party - Starting at dusk, the Observatory’s three main telescopes are open for your viewing. Event is Free to children under 18, $3 adults, Parking $8, in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood,
 Robert Ferguson Observatory $8 parking fee, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, - 707-833-5712,
 Sonoma State Historic Park 20 E Spain St., Sonoma, 707-935-6832,
Jun 15 ~ Campfire Program ~ Warm fun and intriguing information at our monthly campfire program. All ages welcome. Free, 7-8p, Sonoma State Historic Park (Sonoma Barracks Courtyard), 36 Spain St, Sonoma
Jun 20 ~ Indigenous Labor and Resistance in the Rancho Era ~ Local ethno- historian April Farnham, discusses the Patwin & Wappo tribal groups of Napa and Sonoma. Admission $5 Members / $10 Non-Members, 7-8p, Sonoma Mission Chapel, 114 Spain St East, Sonoma
Ongoing ~ Fort Ross Environmental Living Program ~ Open Enrollment started Apr 1st. The program provides hands-on learning which allows children to experience the joys of history. Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, 707-847-3437
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