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CAMP EDMO Early Bird Savings

January 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

CAMP EDMO: Ingenious Fun for Pre-K-8th Graders. Enroll by 2/28 and Save $20/Week! Kids discover awesome stuff about the world and themselves at CAMP EDMO. Weekly themes feature activities, designed in partnership with museums, universities and industry professionals that are … Read more

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Flyway Festival

February 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our 21st annual celebration of the migration through San Francisco Bay of more than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks and other wildlife at the peak of migration on Mare Island. Our … Read more

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7:00 am

Bald Eagle Viewing & Photography

February 11, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

New Date! Join our long-time eagle watchers/photographers for the chance at an early morning glimpse of the bald eagles in Jenner! Joan and Tom will share tips for viewing and photographing these iconic birds (actual sighting not guaranteed). Bring your … Read more

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9:00 am

Mount Sutro Native Plant Nursery – Spring Plant Sale

February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

It's planting season! California native plants are a great addition to any garden or landscape, and provide food and home for native insects such as bees and butterflies. Visit the Sutro Native Plant Nursery on Saturday, February 11 from 9:00am-1:00pm … Read more

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MMWD: Turtle Observer Training

February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday February 11, 9 AM to Noon  Become a trained Turtle Observer and you will monitor and record behavior of the native Western Pond Turtle on Mt Tamalpais. The required orientation includes observation techniques, a discussion on turtle biology, methods … Read more

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free

Aramburu Island Enhancement

February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our partners at Richardson Bay Audubon Center have worked tirelessly to convert this 17-acre island from an eroding, unproductive, bay dredge dumpsite into prime shorebird and wildlife habitat. Join us as we team up with our friends at Audubon to … Read more

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free

Rick’s Broom Patch

February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 2001-02, devoted Volunteer Environmental Steward Rick Thornton and friends removed a massive pioneer patch of invasive French broom on Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide. Though Rick passed away in 2005, we’ve maintained the site with the help of community volunteers … Read more

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10:00 am

Help plant natives on Cerrito Creek at Albany Hill

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

With welcome rains, this is a great time to help resilient and beautiful native plants get established on Cerrito Creek at Albany Hill. Learn about the history of this fascinating urban oasis! If there's time, we'll also pick up any … Read more

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Community Restoration Volunteer at the Richmond Greenway

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to join us at our monthly volunteer work party on Second Saturdays. Help tend the Habitat Garden, Native Grassland, Bioswale, and Rain Garden, and learn more about how these features contribute to a healthy environment and watershed. … Read more

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rECexpo

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

10% Discount on featured rECexpo Camps! One day only. Get a sneak peek of 2017 Summer Camps as well as programs and classes offered by the El Cerrito Recreation Department! Featuring live demonstrations and opportunities to engage with instructors.

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Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A free, educational event offering plenty of family entertainment - rain or shine! California’s largest celebration of the threatened Steelhead Trout! • Enjoy wildlife and conservation exhibits hosted by more than 40 groups • Get up close and personal with … Read more

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Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair Mushroom Collecting

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join BAMS (Bay Area Mycological Society) to help collect local fungus for our annual Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair. All ages and skill levels welcome. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 10:00 am for collecting hints and collecting labels. This … Read more

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Free

Shoreline Habitat Restoration Volunteers

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join MLK, Jr. Regional Shoreline park staff the second Saturday of each month to help restore the natural wetland habitat. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants/weeds and shoreline debris harmful to the environment. Registration required. Notes: Bring gloves … Read more

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11:00 am
$10

Migration Fest at Natural Bridges

February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

MIGRATION FESTIVAL? It's happening at the picturesque Natural Bridges State Beach on the second Saturday in February 2017 — that's Saturday, Feb. 11 — and "birds and the many creatures that travel" will be honored in addition to butterflies and … Read more

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2:00 pm
$10.00

Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know as a Beginner

February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join The Plant Exchange on Sat., Feb. 11th, for the launch of their Sustainable Urban Gardening Speaker Series with Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know as a Beginner Gardener. Learn how to grow edible and ornamental plants from seed … Read more

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3:00 pm
Free

NEW Heron Hall Art Exhibit “Birds of the Laguna” paintings by Diana Majumdar

February 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This beautiful exhibit features local artist Diana Majumdar’s mixed media and encaustic paintings of birds and landscapes of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. In this show Diana explores the connections between humans and birds in Sonoma County. “Birds are all … Read more

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Discovery walk at Heron’s Head Park

February 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Bay Nature's Eric Simons and California Center for Natural History's Constance Taylor to explore the Bay on your own terms at Heron's Head Park, a quiet stretch of nature providing eight acres of wetland habitat along the southeast waterfront of … Read more

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5:30 pm
$15

Oceans Aglow: Family Night Hike and Campfire

February 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join NatureBridge Golden Gate as we discover one of the most amazing natural phenomenon, bioluminescence. We will hike out to Rodeo Beach and explore the sands for twinkling plankton. Where did they come from? Why are they blinking? Are they … Read more

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