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Wildflowers of Mount Burdell

Wildflowers of Mount Burdell

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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We’ll visit a variety of habitats such as volcanic outcrops, serpentine soils, freshwater springs, and oak woodlands. The flora of ...

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Hike the King-Swett Ranches

Hike the King-Swett Ranches

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hike the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo – known as the King-Swett Ranches – with naturalist Jim Walsh.  Walsh ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Roy’s Redwoods with David Lukas

Roy’s Redwoods with David Lukas

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join David Lukas, author of the recently published Bay Area Birds. We’ll start the day in a meadow surrounded by ...

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Nature Hike at Lynch Canyon

Nature Hike at Lynch Canyon

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join this free guided hike with your docent, Linda.   Learn about the park’s plants, wildlife and human history, including the ...

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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Wildflowers of Ring Mountain

Wildflowers of Ring Mountain

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Truly one of the best wildflower displays in the Bay Area, the overwhelming floral diversity of this site makes this ...

Walk Among Wildflowers at Calero Lake

Walk Among Wildflowers at Calero Lake

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Enjoy a moderate, 2.6–mile Spring hike on open fire roads with views of spectacular wildflowers and Calero reservoir. Learn about ...

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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 ...

Nature Hike: Geology Exploration at Rockville Trails Preserve

Nature Hike: Geology Exploration at Rockville Trails Preserve

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

Explore rock types and sources with docent Lorenzo Burch on this free guided hike. Are the rocks related to the ...

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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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Birds at Mount Burdell

Birds at Mount Burdell

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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By now, the breeding season should be in full swing. Bullock’s orioles, lazuli buntings, and black-headed grosbeaks deliver an elaborate ...

San Francisco Bay Wetland Restoration

San Francisco Bay Wetland Restoration

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Spend the afternoon with the Save the Bay team transplanting native seedlings so they can grow big and strong and ...

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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Wednesday Walks: Pleasanton Ridge

Wednesday Walks: Pleasanton Ridge

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Moderately strenuous 6 miles up to the top of the ridge. Meet at Oak Tree Staging Area on Foothill Rd. ...

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Wildflowers and views on El Cerrito walk for ages 50+

Wildflowers and views on El Cerrito walk for ages 50+

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Walkers age 50+: Enjoy wildflowers and spectacular views in the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area on a walk 9-11 AM ...

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join docents Kate Gudmundson, Dennis Smith, Lynn Jackson and Laura Levin for a leisurely-paced, 4-mile hike to enjoy and discuss ...

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Building Naturalist Skills: Journaling with John Muir Laws

Building Naturalist Skills: Journaling with John Muir Laws

April 25

Observation is a skill that you can hone by training and technique. Naturalist, educator and artist, John Muir Laws  teaches ...

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 ...

Ridge to Bridge

Ridge to Bridge

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our most popular annual event offers options for hikers, mountain cyclists and equestrians on trails from Marin to San Francisco. ...

Pre-Trail Run Power Hike/Jog

Pre-Trail Run Power Hike/Jog

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

Get in shape for the Lynch Canyon Trail Run! Join Docent Karen Peitz on a 7K to 8K trail run/jog. ...

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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, ...

Spring Plant Sale 2014

Spring Plant Sale 2014

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale. We will feature a wide range of drought-resistant, water-wise plants. Our knowledgeable ...

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 ...

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Great Blue Heron Walk

Great Blue Heron Walk

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join a Sonoma County Regional Park ranger on April 29 for twilight walks focusing on great blue herons at Riverfront Regional ...

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2014 Save Mount Diablo Scholastic Photography Contest

2014 Save Mount Diablo Scholastic Photography Contest

April 30 @ 12:00 am

Save Mount Diablo is pleased to announce a scholastic photography contest for students of Alameda and Contra Costa County. We’re ...

Explorer Hike: Wildflowers and Bluebirds

Explorer Hike: Wildflowers and Bluebirds

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join docents Kate Gudmundson, Dennis Smith, Lynn Jackson and Laura Levin for a leisurely-paced, 4-mile hike to enjoy and discuss ...

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