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Stewards Upcoming Events

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  • 6/10-8/12 - Junior Ranger Program
  • 6/12-6/16 - Forest to the Sea Summer Camp
  • 7/13-7/16 - Youth Environmental Artivist Summit
  • Wednesday Wellness Walks
  • Monthly Trainings, Seminars & Classes
  • Annual Events to Benefit Stewards

6/10-8/12 - Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Program flyer

The Junior Ranger Program is happening again this summer, every Saturday from June 10 thru August 12, at Bullfrog Pond Campground! This program offers a variety of fun outdoor activities featuring the natural flora and fauna in your State Parks. Make it a weekend excursion for the whole family and book a camping reservation through www.hipcamp.com. Camping fees support Stewards’ operations at Austin Creek SRA.

SCHEDULE:

June
10 - Mammals of Austin Creek: Who's Eating Whom?
17 - Invertebrates: Life Without a Backbone
24 - Life Cycles, Cycles, Cycles: Air, Water, Rock

July
1 - Plants, Wildflowers & Pollinators
8 - Adaptions & Connections
15 - Mammals of Austin Creek: Who's Eating Whom?
22 - Invertebrates: Life Without a Backbone
29 - Life Cycles, Cycles, Cycles: Air, Water, Rock

August
5 - Plants, Wildflowers & Pollinators
12 - Adaptions & Connections

6/12-6/16 - Forest to the Sea Summer Camp

Summer Day Camp

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is pleased to provide a co-educational Forest to the Sea Summer Day Camp in Russian River area State Parks for children 11-14 years old! You or another authorized adult will need to drop off your child at different Russian River State Park locations and pick them up on time each day. The camp will run 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Wednesday, with an optional extended overnight campout at Bullfrog Pond Campground (Thursday night) and half day on Friday. Stewards will provide Thursday night’s dinner, Friday’s breakfast, and Friday’s snack. Parents should provide snacks and lunches Monday through Thursday.

To participate, please download an application and return it no later than Wednesday, May 31. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (until all available slots are filled). There is a $50 fee associated with camp, with a limited number of need-based scholarships available. Please do not send payment until your child has been accepted.

Download Summer Camp Application
 

7/13-7/16 - Youth Environmental Artivist Summit

YEAS

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and Raizes Collective are proud to provide an opportunity for 9th-12th grade high school students to attend our second Youth Environmental Artivist Summit (Y.E.A.S.)! The camping summit will run Thursday, July 13 (9:30 AM) through Sunday, July 16 (5:00 PM) and take place at Willow Creek Environmental Campground. This year’s theme is Unificando Conciencia, or Unifying Consciousness.

To participate as a student, presenter, or chaperone, please read, sign, and return the following documents no later than Monday, June 19:

Youth Participant Application

Workshop Presenter Application

Chaperone Application

Wednesday Wellness Walks

Wednesday Wellness Walks

Wednesday Wellness Walks are back! Join us for a healing walk through Armstrong Redwoods every Wednesday from 10-11 AM! Group meets at the Welcome Center in the front entrance parking lot.
 

Monthly Trainings, Seminars & Classes

June ribbon


Wildflowers of the Sonoma Coast

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Saturday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Shell Beach
Instructor(s): Peter Warner (Botanical Consultant & former National and State Parks ecologist)

Come celebrate “National Trails Day” with Peter Warner as he takes participants through coastal grassland, shrubland, and smaller patches of forest. The trail is about 5 miles, with some moderately steep, and wet or muddy stretches, along rolling, well-worn, dirt and gravel tread (not suitable for strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs). NOTE: This is a moderate hike. Please plan accordingly.


The Legacy of Pond Farm

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Sunday, June 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, carpool from Stewards Office to Pond Farm
Instructor(s): Anthony Veerkamp (National Trust for Historic Preservation), Laura Parent (California State Parks)

Learn about the inspiring story of internationally renowned ceramic potter Marguerite Wildenhain and her workshop and school at Pond Farm Pottery.


General Volunteers in Parks Program (VIPP) Orientation #2

Fee: FREE
Meets: Saturday, June 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, AR Volunteer Center (Stewards Office)
Instructor(s): Stewards Staff & Program Coordinators

General Orientation covering available volunteer opportunities in the southern Russian River Sector of the Sonoma-Mendocino State Parks District. One General Orientation is REQUIRED for all new volunteers.


Mobile Marine Van/Steward Ship Volunteer Training #2

Fee: FREE
Meets: Saturday, June 24, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM, AR Volunteer Center (Stewards Office)
Instructor(s): Stewards Staff & Naturalists

Learn to staff the “Steward Ship,” our Mobile Marine Education Van at schools, special events, and along the Sonoma Coast. Volunteers interpret marine artifacts, facilitate hands-on activities, perform retail transactions, and assist with community outreach! We will also focus on how to effectively engage children.


Tri Yoga Under the Redwoods

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Sunday, June 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, location Armstrong or Austin Creek
Instructor(s): Mariann Weed (Tri Yoga Instructor)

Mariann will introduce you to Tri Yoga, a full spectrum ancient practice. Deep breathing is followed by postures (asanas) and flows to build strength, flexibility, and calmness. The session will end with meditation. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat, blocks, and straps (if you have them).


Annual Events to Benefit Stewards

APRIL 8-9 44th Fisherman's Festival
  22 Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup
  29 Family Day in Your State Park / Day of the Child
MAY 6-7 Armstrong Redwoods & Austin Creek Run
JULY 22 Gourmet Walk in the Woods
AUGUST 12 Sunset Dinner
  26-27     23rd Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival
SEPTEMBER     16 Old Grove Festival


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