Join us for another installment of naturalist-led walks through the burn area of Ring Mountain. In June of 2012 a wildfire burned 14 acres of sensitive habitat that is home to numerous rare and endangered species. Since that event, Marin County Parks has kept the burn area closed to the public in an effort to minimize further impact. Additionally, we have formed a partnership with local ecologist Dr. Sarah Swope to monitor this area and study the effects of the fire. Dr. Swope will join us to share what we’ve learned about the recovery and talk about the projects we’ve initiated to restore the rare plant habitat. It’s also a great time of year to see the spring blooms on the preserve. We’ll take a leisurely walk to the burn area, enjoying the wildflowers and birds, and then we’ll visit the burn enclosure where we’ll discuss restoration efforts. This walk is for ages 15 and up. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend. Rain may cancel. If questionable weather, call (415) 893-9527 after 8am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message.
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