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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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Wild in the Wilderness: Environmental Education & Natural History Intensive

Wild in the Wilderness: Environmental Education & Natural History Intensive

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is the prerequisite for reserving the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center for a 3- to 5-day residential program. ...

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 ...

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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. ...

Wild in the Wilderness: Environmental Education & Natural History Intensive

Wild in the Wilderness: Environmental Education & Natural History Intensive

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is the prerequisite for reserving the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center for a 3- to 5-day residential program. ...

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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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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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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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 ...

Tides on San Francisco Bay by Kame Richards

Tides on San Francisco Bay by Kame Richards

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riding the Tides

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 ...

Deep Dive: Arts and Science Evenings at The Marine Mammal Center

Deep Dive: Arts and Science Evenings at The Marine Mammal Center

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Looking for inspiration? Join artist Ethan Estess as he debuts his temporary art installation “Last Dive at the Farallones” on ...

Identifying Warblers with The Warbler Guide

Identifying Warblers with The Warbler Guide

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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7 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 program Warblers are a favorite of many birders, but they are often a challenge to identify. ...

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Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge Walnut Creek

Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge Walnut Creek

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Diablo Trails Challenge has a run for everyone from those hitting the trail for the first time to experienced ultra-runners ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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. ...

Volunteer as a Hawkwatcher or Bander!

Volunteer as a Hawkwatcher or Bander!

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GOLDEN GATE RAPTOR OBSERVATORY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FALL 2014 Join the GGRO Community and Help to Track the Largest Flight ...

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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 ...

Volunteer as a Hawkwatcher or Bander!

Volunteer as a Hawkwatcher or Bander!

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GOLDEN GATE RAPTOR OBSERVATORY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FALL 2014 Join the GGRO Community and Help to Track the Largest Flight ...

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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. ...

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, ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

Treating Rural Roads Erosion

Treating Rural Roads Erosion

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gold Ridge and Sonoma RCDs invite you to join us for a FREE Workshop for Landowners and Land Managers.  The ...

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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