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Sugarloaf Fire: Devastation, Recovery, Renewal

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

After the October 2017 Nun’s fire and the October 2020 Glass fire burned 99% of Sugarloaf, it took months of hard work to repair trails and facilities. Now, almost 2 years after the Glass fire signs of the fire are … Read more

$15
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Coastal Walk at Pillar Point Bluff

Pillar Point Bluff Protected Coastal Area Airport St., Moss Beach, CA

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for an afternoon walk at Pillar Point Bluff just north of Half Moon Bay! You will be guided by a POST representative who will share details about the area’s interesting natural history, from the coastal … Read more

Free

Video Podcast: Place & Purpose with Greg Sarris and Obi Kaufmann

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In this second episode of Place & Purpose, broadcast live from the backcountry of Sonoma Mountain, Greg Sarris and Obi Kaufmann will discuss the coming of fall, harvest, and other topics related to California's seasonal history, ecology, and indigenous wisdom. … Read more

Free
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Hike and Sip: A Night of Redwoods and Stars

Chabot Space and Science Center 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, California

The journey begins at sunset from the Chabot Space and Science Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll moderately hike 3-4.25 miles (90-120 minutes) along some of the most popular trails as you learn about the history of Oakland, … Read more

$30

Bair Island Interpretive Walk

Bair Island

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for a walking tour at Bair Island! You’ll be guided by POST ambassadors who will share the history of this beautiful protected space, information about the species that live there, and what you can do … Read more

Free
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Hike and Sip: A Night of Redwoods and Stars

Chabot Space and Science Center 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, California

The journey begins at sunset from the Chabot Space and Science Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll moderately hike 3-4.25 miles (90-120 minutes) along some of the most popular trails as you learn about the history of Oakland, … Read more

$30

Sugarloaf Perspectives

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

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest art form, likely originating before the cave paintings of the Stone Age. This summer we introduce “Sugarloaf Perspectives”, a storytelling series that brings new voices and people to the park while teaching about the natural environment. … Read more

$20
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Coastal Walk at Pillar Point Bluff

Pillar Point Bluff Protected Coastal Area Airport St., Moss Beach, CA

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for an afternoon walk at Pillar Point Bluff just north of Half Moon Bay! You will be guided by a POST representative who will share details about the area’s interesting natural history, from the coastal … Read more

Free
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Hike and Sip: A Night of Redwoods and Stars

Chabot Space and Science Center 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, California

The journey begins at sunset from the Chabot Space and Science Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll moderately hike 3-4.25 miles (90-120 minutes) along some of the most popular trails as you learn about the history of Oakland, … Read more

$30

Stories Of The Land: Taylor Mountain

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Preserve 2080 Kawana Terrace, Santa Rosa, CA

Who lived here before us? What influences have past practices had on our current landscapes? Culture is alive, thriving, and ever-changing. Join for these talks that examine the people and personalities of Sonoma County, their stories, and how their lives … Read more

Free

Sugarloaf Trees & Plant Communities

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

Join us as we explore Sugarloaf’s trees and plant communities – with a special focus on our Oaks & redwoods. We will discuss why Oaks are considered a keystone species at Sugarloaf and the role of redwoods in plant diversity. … Read more

$15

Don Edwards SF Bay NWR: Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont 2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont

On June 30th, 1972, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge was officially established as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system and became America's first and largest urban national wildlife refuge! As part of the celebration, we are … Read more

Free
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Avian Series at Sugarloaf

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

Join Sugarloaf docent Dana Glei in a 2-mile hike (250 ft elevation change) focusing on a specific family of birds and learning how to identify them by sight, sound, flight pattern, and/or behavior. The October hike will focus on the … Read more

Free – $10

The Biggest Trees in the World?

Roberts Regional Recreation Area 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA

Roberts Regional Recreation Area (Oakland): On a 1.5-mile exploration, participants will search for evidence of a 32-foot diameter redwood, and the Blossom Rock Trees that were visible from the Golden Gate. Discuss theories, mysteries, and controversies.    

Free

The Over-The-Hills Gang: Marina Bay Park

Marina Bay Park Melville Square, Richmond, CA

Marina Bay Park – Hikers 55 years and older interested in nature study, history, fitness, and fun are invited to join this series of monthly excursions exploring the Regional Parks. No fee. No registration. Drop-in program only.
 For information, call … Read more

Free

Spooky Story Walk: Detective Bailey the Bat

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Alviso Environmental Education Center 1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso

Join us for this special edition Spooky Story Walk! Celebrate the spooky season with your favorite Refuge Rangers and Nocturnal Animals! Fun for the whole family, and costumes are greatly encouraged! This Spooky Story Walk is a mystery! You must … Read more

Free

A “Spooky” Autumn Hike with Naturalist John Lynch

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

Join Certified California Naturalist John Lynch on a “spooky” 3 mile, 2.5 hour hike from Creekside to Hillside and back through the meadow exploring this very special season. With Halloween around the corner, we might just discover flying saucer galls, … Read more

Free – $15

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Family Hike

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

Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods! Join our Docents on this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2-mile hike with 400-ft elevation gain, you will learn about Sugarloaf Park, its … Read more

Free
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Avian Series at Sugarloaf

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

Join Sugarloaf docent Dana Glei in a 2-mile hike (250 ft elevation change) focusing on a specific family of birds and learning how to identify them by sight, sound, flight pattern, and/or behavior. The October hike will focus on the … Read more

Free – $10

Family-Friendly Tour: California Native People and Plants

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

Please join us at the East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden for a Special Family-Friendly Tour, California Native People and Plants. On this tour, you’ll play the traditional Miwok game of staves, grind acorns, and even wash your hands with … Read more

Free

A Refuge Revealed, Part Two: Rails & Tails

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Behind the peaceful Refuge and beautiful San Francisco Bay are many fascinating tales: the little rail vs. the big rail, the mouse with the mighty tail, the marsh named after Chicago, how the Bay was nearly destroyed (twice!), how three … Read more

Free

Bair Island Habitat Restoration Day: Planting in the Marsh

Bair Island

Join Refuge partners on a habitat restoration day to learn more about Bair Island and lend a hand in its restoration! We are inviting you to participate in a habitat restoration event at Bair Island! Bair Island in Redwood City … Read more

Free
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Family Hike

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

Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods! Join our Docents on this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2-mile hike with 400-ft elevation gain, you will learn about Sugarloaf Park, its … Read more

Free