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Introduction to Hiking and Exploring Santa Clara’s Parks

Central Park Library 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA

Learn how to explore Santa Clara's parks with Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT). Their experts will showcase different types of outdoor gear and helpful trip-planning tips. BAWT will help you learn what you need to be safe and comfortable on … Read more


Ride-Along with the San José Conservation Corps

Diridon Station San Jose 65 Cahill Street, San Jose

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and the San José Conservation Corps + Charter School are partnering up! This unique event will bring trail users along for a ride with front-line maintenance workers, and showcase all the work that the Conservation Corps … Read more

Hike for Water at Runnymede Farm – Hosted by The Samburu Project

Runnymede Farms 980 Runnymede Rd, Woodside, CA

Located in the sunny hills of Woodside, CA, Runnymede Farm is home to an extraordinary art collection boasting more than 100 outdoor sculptures by artists such as Mark diSuvero, Richard Deacon, and Andy Goldsworthy. On March 31, The Samburu Project … Read more


Mitchell Canyon Medicinal Herb Walk

Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road Clayton, CA

Join this meander ( 2 miles hike) around the base of Mount Diablo to explore the medicinal plants growing along the trails at Mitchell Canyon. You will talk about the modern-day uses of the plants you see and discover some … Read more


Bird Walk – Wildflowers and Birds

Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve 1895 Geary Road, Sunol, CA

The Bay Area bursts with bird life! New and experienced birders alike join to discover patterns of behavior, migration, and habitat. This month, the focus is on the relationship between birds and the pollination of wildflowers. Space will be limited: … Read more


Slow Journeys

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Have you ever tasted a Douglas Fir needle or a California Laurel leaf? You will have opportunities to observe, smell, touch, taste, draw, and photograph some of the park’s offerings as we encounter, share, and discuss our interactions with nature. … Read more


Mitchell Canyon Wildflower Hike

Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road Clayton, CA

Enjoy a leisurely loop as you hike (2 miles) up Mitchell Canyon to Black Point Trail. Excite your eyes with vivid colors of wildflowers as you gradually climb to vista points within the state park. This route follows Mitchell Creek, … Read more

Walking Tour of the Purissima Old Town Site

Coastside Land Trust 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

Join this small, docent-led tour at the Purissima Old Town Site to learn how one of the oldest Coastside towns disappeared. Enjoy a chance to see lots of native flora and fauna and learn about the history of the people who … Read more

Canine Capers – Sniff the Flowers

Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve 1895 Geary Road, Sunol, CA

The restorative effect of spending time outdoors with a friend, furry or otherwise, is well-known! Join this monthly adventure to nurture the inner and outer selves by exploring and learning about the natural world around you and in April, you'll search … Read more

Event Series Wondrous Wildflower Walk

Wondrous Wildflower Walk

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Join Certified California Naturalist John Lynch on his wondrous wildflower walks: March 4: You’ll follow Pony Gate Trail’s grassy slope, into the Oak woodland and through a mixed evergreen forest, along Canyon Trail’s shady riparian corridor lined with redwoods, to … Read more

Event Series Bay Area Locations to Botanize

Bay Area Locations to Botanize

Regional Parks Botanic Garden Wildcat Canyon Road at South Park Drive, Berkeley, CA

The class "Bay Area Locations to Botanize" will cover different locations in the greater Bay Area where you can experience California native plants in their natural habitats. You will learn which plants to expect and the optimal times to visit … Read more


Edible and Medicinal Plants of Santa Clara

Central Park Library 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA

Learn about the edible and medicinal plants available in Santa Clara’s own Ulistac Natural Area. Jeanne Salander from the Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project will present a variety of local plants and provide recipes. There will also be … Read more

Save Mount Diablo: Sauntering & Soloing

Mangini Ranch Educational Preserve Concord, CA

Hike Save Mount Diablo’s beautiful Mangini Ranch, its first public educational preserve, and connect more deeply to nature through a contemplative solo exercise amidst an oak woodland forest with beautiful vistas. Every participant should bring a journal and pen along … Read more

Japanese Garden Tour, Cherry Blossoms and Picnic

Japanese Friendship Garden 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA

Spend your morning on a 90-minute expert-led tour (1.5 miles, easy) of the Japanese Friendship Garden that was built as a symbol of everlasting friendship between the City of San Jose and its Sister City of Okayama in Japan. This … Read more

Free – $20

Santa Rosa Creek Cleanup

Olive Park 105 Orange Street, Santa Rosa, CA

Join Russian Riverkeeper in cleaning up the constant flow of trash entering Santa Rosa Creek before trash gets to the Russian River and ocean! This cleanup takes place several times, please click on the date to find out more. Saturday, February … Read more

Summit Loop: San Bruno Mountain State & County Park

San Bruno Mountain State & County Park 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane, CA

Join this guided 4-mile hike of the Summit Loop trail of San Bruno Mountain State & County Park! The hike will be led by Paul Bouscal. Paul is a former board member of San Bruno Mountain Watch, a former board … Read more


Women’s Spring Revival Retreat

Pepperwood Preserve 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road , Santa Rosa, CA

At this two-day immersive retreat, you’ll explore the vibrant spring landscapes of Pepperwood and rejuvenate yourself through hikes, yoga, and massage and stay overnight at our Bechtel House retreat cabin. Saturday afternoon, we’ll embark on a hike to connect with … Read more

$230 – $260

Bayview Trail Hike

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA

Are you looking for incredible views of the bay? Hike a section of the Bayview Trail and explore the many habitats of Coyote Hills. Discover the connections between aquatic ecosystems, salt ponds, and the diversity of plants and animals. Registration … Read more


Caminata de flores bilingüe/ Bilingual Wildflower Walk

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Acompaña a Phil Weil, poeta de flores y voluntario en Sugarloaf en una caminata de flores silvestres bilingüe. Empezando del centro de visitantes, pasaremos por el estacionamiento principal, continuando hacia al este en el sendero Lower Bald Mountain, pasaremos el … Read more


Golden Gate Park Day Trip

Golden Gate Park CA

Join this wildlife and cultural day at Golden Gate Park: Enjoy a walking tour (4.0 miles, easy) of the Japanese Tea Garden, then break for a Japanese lunch, and last but not least, explore Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill with the … Read more

$130 – $150

Geology of the Point Reyes Headlands

Point Reyes Lighthouse 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA

Explore the Point Reyes headlands on two scenic geology hikes during the same day to the lighthouse and Chimney Rock. Learn about the unique history of the older granitic rocks and younger sedimentary rocks. The granitic rocks cooled in a magma … Read more

$70 – $80

Wildflowers of Mary’s Trail

Lower Summit Parking Lot, Mount Diablo State Park CA

Join Save Mount Diablo on the Mary Bowerman Fire Interpretive Trail to see some of the beautiful, endemic flowers on Mount Diablo. This hike (appr. 1 mile) is limited to 10 participants, ticket sale starts on February 21 at 10:00 … Read more


Wildflowers and Elephant Seals of Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Inverness, CA

Explore and learn about the colorful spring kaleidoscope that blooms in great profusion along the bluffs of Point Reyes. This will be a day to treat the senses. You will spend the day examining and identifying the many species of flowers … Read more

$50 – $60

Butterflies for Beginners

Muddy Hollow Trailhead 169 Limantour Road, Inverness, CA

In this introduction to butterflies, you’ll meet 8 -12 species from different families (Swallowtails, Brushfoots, Gossamer Wings, Pierids, and Skippers) and have a chance to observe behaviors like nectaring, puddling, and possibly mating or egg laying. You’ll learn about host plants … Read more

Hunt for Pollinators

Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve 1895 Geary Road, Sunol, CA

Pollinators come in many forms! Join us to look for pollinators in our park and learn about the important work that they do to help us have fruit, flowers, and more! Space will be limited and sign-ups will occur on … Read more