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January 2020

Wild Northern California Watersheds

January 25, 1:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Northern California is made up of whole areas that resemble large funnels. The rainy season can turn a babbling brook into a natural force that is both exciting and dangerous. Can the tides impact the natural flow of fresh water? Join Ranger Linda and learn more about our incredible geologic formations, changes in weather patterns, and unpredictable land and river conditions as tributary waters flow to the sea.

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Hike on the Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail

January 25, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join SFPUC for a hike along the Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail! Access to the Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail, in the SF Watershed, is available only with a docent and we would love for you to be part of the adventure! You’ll experience lovely views of the Pacific, the Bay, and several reservoirs, and, if you’re lucky you may spot a bald eagle soaring above. Sign up for this hike through the SFPUC website!  How to sign up: Register for the SFPUC site…

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Birding Staten Island and Cosumnes River Preserve

January 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cosumnes River Preserve, 13501 Franklin Blvd.
Galt, CA 95632 United States
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It’s 90 minutes from Oakland and Berkeley to these Central Valley sites. The Nature Conservancy’s Staten Island is managed for the Sandhill Cranes, and the flooded fields are likely to have a variety of ducks, geese, and Tundra Swans. We’ll meet at Staten Island at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Participants have two options: A day trip to Staten Island and Cosumnes, with a lunch break on the porch at the Cosumnes Visitor Center. Continuing on, driving 100+ miles north, staying…

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Trekking the Model

January 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 –2000.

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Trekking the Model

January 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 –2000.

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Trekking the Model

January 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 –2000.

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Lake Solano Canoe Tour

January 26, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake Solano Park, 8685 Pleasants Valley Rd.
Winters, CA 95649 United States
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Enjoy the lovely weather with a guided canoe tour at Lake Solano Park! This canoe adventure is from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM and will be led by volunteer docents Linda Allison & Zoey Heyer-Gray. Discover the wonders of Putah Creek through exploration, relaxation, and education. The tour is an opportunity to learn about life along the river and the special riparian forest that grows along its banks. The guided trip is limited to 14 guests. Children age 8 and older are welcome…

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February 2020

Introduction to Lichen Identification and Ecology

February 8, 9:00 am - February 9, 5:00 pm
$275 – $305

Jesse Miller and Allie Weill UC Berkeley and Marin Municipal Water District Field Site Lichens are all around us and they have fascinating stories to tell. This two-day workshop will focus on developing skills for identifying common Bay Area macrolichens (foliose and fruticose lichens) to genus. We will begin with an introductory classroom session, where we will cover basic lichen anatomy and terminology, and discuss the roles lichens play in ecosystems such as supporting wildlife. We’ll then divide the rest…

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Trekking the Model

February 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 –2000.

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KING TIDES AND WETLAND SPONGES

February 8, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, 69 Big Break Road
Oakley, CA 94561 United States
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Wetlands absorb the rising waters of a King Tide. Discover what causes King Tides and watch the wetlands change during one of the highest tides of the year! Free drop-in program. No registration required. Meet at the Big Break Visitor Center.

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Birding Bicycle Trip: Arrowhead Marsh/MLK Jr. Shoreline,

February 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arrowhead Marsh Oakland, CA United States + Google Map

High tide at approximately 11:50 a.m. Winter high tides are a good time to see rails and (if there has been enough rain) lots of ducks and shorebirds in the seasonal wetlands. Meet at EBRPD Tidewater Staging Area 10 a.m. Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/XJXZbRh1aQxSBXZJ7We’ll ride the S.F. Bay Trail from East Creek Point to Damon Marsh and Arrowhead Marsh, returning over the same route. Bring lunch and liquids and dress in layers. All levels of birders welcome.Bicycle helmet required. Rain…

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