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Laguna Re-Leaf Day

Laguna Re-Leaf Day

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Come and help plant the future! Sonoma County’s 5th Annual Laguna Re-Leaf day April 5, 2014. The Laguna Re-Leaf Day ...

Nature Walk at Alviso Marina County Park

Nature Walk at Alviso Marina County Park

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Take an easy 2-mile nature walk through the wetland marshes of this beautiful bayside park. Explore the fantastic views and ...

Help restore our urban streams!

Help restore our urban streams!

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Living Arroyos is restoring a mile of stream channel along Stanley Blvd., and we need your help! Work will include ...

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Bike Safety for Young Riders

Bike Safety for Young Riders

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to safely ride bikes on trails and roadways, then take an easy 4-mile ride along the Coyote Creek ...

Sugarloaf Wildflower Walk

Sugarloaf Wildflower Walk

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Join us for an exploration of the fantastic flowers of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.  The park boasts an incredible diversity ...

Hike to Buzzard’s Roost

Hike to Buzzard’s Roost

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Develop your hiking muscles with this challenging 5-mile round trip to Buzzard’s Roost with docent Steve Stolper. We’ll gain 1,200 ...

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Living in the Plate Boundary: Talk by Dr. Tanya Atwater

Living in the Plate Boundary: Talk by Dr. Tanya Atwater

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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California’s dramatic landscapes are constantly being lifted and dropped, reshaped and reorganized by the relentless scraping of the Pacific Plate ...

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Native Plant Discovery Stroll

Native Plant Discovery Stroll

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a park docent for a leisurely 1.7-mile stroll to discover the rich variety of native trees, shrubs, and plants ...

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Gardening with Native Drought Tolerant Plants

Gardening with Native Drought Tolerant Plants

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Henni Cohen, President of the Napa Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, will discuss gardening during a drought. ...

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CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to ...

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T’ai Chi in the Park with Sensei Robert Ito

T’ai Chi in the Park with Sensei Robert Ito

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This is a Healthy Parks, Healthy People event. Join us for an introduction to the health and fitness achieved by ...

Bouverie Preserve Guided Nature Walk

Bouverie Preserve Guided Nature Walk

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall ...

Wildflower Drawing Class

Wildflower Drawing Class

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Increase your confidence in drawing and learn some skills to help you draw what you see during wildflower season. Materials ...

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Wildflower Show & Native Plant Sale

Wildflower Show & Native Plant Sale

April 12 @ 10:00 am - April 13 @ 4:00 pm
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See what California native plants and wildflowers are defying the drought. Over 100 plants will be displayed, along with identifications. ...

Mountain Bike Ride at Rush Creek

Mountain Bike Ride at Rush Creek

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Want to go on a mountain bike ride with a ranger? Come join Ranger Ian McLorg for a beautiful morning ...

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Full Moon Hike at Stafford Lake

Full Moon Hike at Stafford Lake

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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See the full moon during the lunar eclipse on a ranger-led night hike on the beautiful Terwilliger Nature Trail. We ...

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Tides on San Francisco Bay by Kame Richards

Tides on San Francisco Bay by Kame Richards

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Racers, cruisers, power boats, kayaks and swimmers will see and learn how the tides move on San Francisco Bay.   $15  ...

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Tides on San Francisco Bay by Kame Richards

Tides on San Francisco Bay by Kame Richards

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Racers, cruisers, power boats, kayaks and swimmers will see and learn how the tides move on San Francisco Bay.   $15  ...

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Outreach to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Experience

Outreach to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Experience

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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When was the first time you were enchanted by nature? Come hear engaging and poignant stories about our connection to ...

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Foothill Ramble

Foothill Ramble

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Take a moderate 5.5-mile loop hike with a park docent from valley floor to ridge-top to enjoy spring wildflowers in ...

Learn to Saltwater Fish

Learn to Saltwater Fish

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Come spend the morning learning the basics of saltwater fishing at Paradise Beach Park. A limited number of fishing poles ...

Earth Day Celebration and Workday

Earth Day Celebration and Workday

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join together with your neighbors, friends, and family to make our community a cleaner and healthier place! Activities will include ...

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Earth Day Bioblitz at Tilden Nature Area

Earth Day Bioblitz at Tilden Nature Area

April 20 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate Earth Day with a citizen science-powered all-taxa biodiversity inventory! Teams will explore various portions of the Tilden Nature ...

April Showers and Wildflowers

April Showers and Wildflowers

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy scenic views and spectacular spring wildflowers as you hike 4 miles through majestic oak forests and savannah-like grasslands. Meet ...

Hike to Ocean View Summit

Hike to Ocean View Summit

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Escape the crowds on this 6-mile loop through shaded forest to a hilltop view of the coast. We climb the ...

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Artwork by Margaret Moench & Deborah Adams Wilton

Artwork by Margaret Moench & Deborah Adams Wilton

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Margaret Moench is a San Francisco artist who references the natural world in her manipulated and fractured images of the ...

Outreach to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Experience

Outreach to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Experience

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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When was the first time you were enchanted by nature? Come hear engaging and poignant stories about our connection to ...

Earth Day Hike at Rush Ranch

Earth Day Hike at Rush Ranch

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Take this short guided hike to the overlook and along the marsh to observe the plants and animals here. Learn ...

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Seals & Slippers: Sleep under the Stars at The Marine Mammal Center!

Seals & Slippers: Sleep under the Stars at The Marine Mammal Center!

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - April 26 @ 10:00 am
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Camp out under the stars in the Marin Headlands, enjoy special after-hour activities and wake up to the sound of ...

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Seals & Slippers: Sleep under the Stars at The Marine Mammal Center!

Seals & Slippers: Sleep under the Stars at The Marine Mammal Center!

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - April 26 @ 10:00 am
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Camp out under the stars in the Marin Headlands, enjoy special after-hour activities and wake up to the sound of ...

My Earth Day Marin

My Earth Day Marin

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Marin County Parks and the My Earth Day Marin Coalition will host a wide variety of service projects and activities ...

Oakland’s Annual Earth Day

Oakland’s Annual Earth Day

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oakland Earth Day 2014 Saturday, April 26, 2014 9am – Noon (Rain or Shine) Sites throughout Oakland www.oaklandearthday.org Do your ...

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Archery Exhibition at McNears Beach Park

Archery Exhibition at McNears Beach Park

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join us for a fun-filled day of archery at McNears Beach Park! Learn the basic skills and safety of bowmanship, ...

Farm Fresh Breakfast & Walk

Farm Fresh Breakfast & Walk

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Join us for a farm fresh breakfast in the barn with family and friends. After a wonderful morning meal prepared ...

El Cerrito Trail Trekker HIKE Wildcat Marsh & Landfill Loop Trail, Richmond

El Cerrito Trail Trekker HIKE Wildcat Marsh & Landfill Loop Trail, Richmond

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Birds, reclaimed landfill, bay views Wildcat and San Pablo Creeks Meet: parking lot, 1 Parr Blvd., off Richmond Pkwy. Carpooling:  El ...

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Artwork by Margaret Moench & Deborah Adams Wilton

Artwork by Margaret Moench & Deborah Adams Wilton

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Margaret Moench is a San Francisco artist who references the natural world in her manipulated and fractured images of the ...

Outreach to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Experience

Outreach to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Experience

April 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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When was the first time you were enchanted by nature? Come hear engaging and poignant stories about our connection to ...

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Free Lecture: The Wilds of San Francisco and You

Free Lecture: The Wilds of San Francisco and You

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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San Francisco has 32 pockets of undeveloped land set aside for the preservation of the natural world. These pockets hold ...

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