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May 1 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

May 2 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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May 3 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 4 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Day

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Day

May 5 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Open a child's mind to the wonder of nature by becoming a docent at ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve.

A docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 9-11. Docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California's diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the 24-week college-level naturalist training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions about the training program.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
April 7, April 23, May 5, May 21, June 2, June 18, July 14, August 20

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244



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May 5 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

May 6 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Hike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Redhill with ACR Volunteer Patrick Woodworth & ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self. We’ll be watching (and listening) for birds on the hike out. After lunch, we'll botanize as we consider the seasonal interplay between bird foods, habitat history and current activity of the birds.

Registration Required through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15 

Bring Lunch, water and binoculars

Meeting Spot Schoolhouse Flat, 30 minutes up Pine Flat Rd from Jimtown and Hwy 128. Look for the white egret truck and our event sign.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or call 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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May 6 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Guided Nature Walk

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Guided Nature Walk

May 7 2016 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, flower-carpeted oak woodland and rugged chaparral. Guided Nature Walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. and range from two to five miles.

Visitors of all ages are welcome. In order to attend a Guided Nature Walk or Twilight Hike, minors (those under the age of 18) MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Suggested donation $15/person. Contributions support ACR's preservation, education and conservation science programs.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made a month in advance of each respective hike. Reservations are not definite until confirmed.

Click here to make a reservation by e-mail with the following information:

  • The hike date you wish to reserve
  • Your complete name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • The number of people in your party (limit 6)

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 7 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas

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Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas

May 8 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Come and spend the morning with ACR Volunteer, Docent and Wildlife Camera Specialist Ginny Fifield to learn about some of the wildlife that inhabits the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll learn about identifying field signs of mountain lions, bobcat, coyotes and more. We will also visit two wildlife trail cameras, where we'll view new unseen photos/videos - to see if the field signs match the pictures! Total hike is about 3 miles. Ginny is a Docent at the Martin Griffin Preserve, and a Modini Mayacamas Preserves Volunteer, with lots of great field and camera experience studying coyotes and mountain lions. Click here to see past footage from the wildlife cameras. Check our Meetup page in the morning in case we reschedule due to weather. 

Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 participants. Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Bring Water and dress warm

Meet Ginny at the junction of Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Road from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. Look for Ginny's silver Prius.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Open to the Public

May 8 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Mother's Day Picnic

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Mother's Day Picnic

May 8 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Join us in the orchard for a Mother’s Day Picnic in Martin Griffin Preserve's Volunteer Canyon. Our annual Mother’s Day Picnic supports the education and conservation programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch as well as Marin Audubon Society – your chance to support two Marin environmental organizations with one ticket.

Enjoy friends and family in a spectacular natural setting; lunch on Rosemary Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian Quiche, salad, beans, and desserts, (wine & beer available at a no host bar); take a guided walk or stroll on your own along two trails opened especially for this event.

We encourage you to “be green” and bring your own non-throw-away utensils/dishes/ cups and napkins.

Please, NO PETS. Gates open at 11:00 am. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. And we start packing up around 3:00 pm. If arriving late, be prepared to picnic on the grass. This event is held RAIN or SHINE. Indoor seating will be available in the event of rain. Reservations are required.

Proceeds benefit ACR and Marin Audubon Society. $28 per adult; $12 children 12 and under.

Parking is limited, please carpool if possible. Wheelchair access and disable parking are available.

Purchase tickets online: http://marinaudubon.org/events-mothers-day-picnic-tickets.php
To purchase by mail, print the order form and mail to Marin Audubon Society. Mail-in orders must be received by May 5.

 



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

May 9 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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May 10 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 11 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Native Garden Projects

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Native Garden Projects

May 12 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
ACR Conservation Center

Help with native garden maintenance & nursery projects (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc.).

Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Hosts: ACR Resource Ecologist David Self & Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information. Earn Volunteer credits!

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page.

Meet at the Modini Conservation Center, 226A Center Street, Healdsburg, CA. Park south of us, or around the block. (If you park north of us, there is a 3-hour limit).

 



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Open Hours

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Open Hours

May 12 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Drop by to learn about ACR, the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, and the Modini's, and/or to talk with Dave about volunteering on the Preserves or at the Center. I'm looking for folks with skills, energy, interests and expertise to share. We need folks to help: maintain trails, lead hikes, lead Nature Walks, develop and offer other education programs; maintain the native garden; collect seed, grow native plants for restoration, photograph plants and animals; etc

Come thru the gate at 226 Center St in Healsdburg, then walk around to the south-side entry.

Repeats Thursdays this spring, except May 5

"ACR: Conservation in Action thru Stewardship, Education and Research"

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Open to the Public

May 12 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 13 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Access Orientation & Optional Hike

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Access Orientation & Optional Hike

May 14 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. At several stops he’ll introduce the preserve, it’s history, and guidelines and resources for enjoying all the preserve has to offer. Agree to preserve rules, and you will be given a trail guide and permit for independent hiking. After orientation you’ll be free to explore on your own, or you can join Dave for a nature hike to appreciate wildflowers, wildlife and views. If you’re staying for the hike, bring water and lunch.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Bring Water & lunch if staying for the optional hike

Meet Dave at the junction of Pine Flat and Red Winery Roads. Look for the white egret truck and event sign.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

May 14 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Wildflower Hike with Peter Warner

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Wildflower Hike with Peter Warner

May 15 2016 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join Peter Warner and ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for a day of discovering the splendid diversity and ecology of land plants: mosses, ferns, trees, shrubs, and those photogenic wildflowers. Your guide will be Peter Warner, botanical and ecological consultant, teacher, and plant nerd emeritus. Peter leads botanical field trips throughout California, engaging the faithful in the myriad sensual delights of our photosynthesizing phriends -- without whom we would wither away.

The pace will be deliberate, with frequent dalliances. Tote field guides, hand lenses, cameras at your leisure. Bring water & lunch. Children OK with supervision. A plant list for the Sanctuary and environs is available by contacting Peter. See the Meetup page for more information.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Bring Water & lunch, and field guides, hand lenses and cameras if you'd like.

Meet By Junction of Red Winery and Pine Flat Rds, 4267 Pine Flat Rd, Geyserville, CA (map). Look for the white egret truck.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.

 



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May 15 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

May 16 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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May 17 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 18 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Coexisting With Mountain Lions — Sonoma County’s Apex Predators by Quinton Martins, PhD

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Coexisting With Mountain Lions — Sonoma County’s Apex Predators by Quinton Martins, PhD

May 18 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join wildlife ecologist Dr. Quinton Martins to learn about the role of mountain lions and other predators in ecosystems. As the founder and former CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa, Dr. Martins will share his experiences of studying and conserving big cats around the world. His work highlights the manner in which apex predators act as umbrella species and can lead to broad ecosystem conservation. Based at ACR’s Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, Dr. Martins is heading up ACR’s new Mountain Lion Project, an effort to increase scientific and public understanding of these charismatic and iconic predators.

Location: Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, located at 126 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476.

This talk is presented by Sonoma Land Trust's
40th Anniversary Speaker Series: Wild Animals of Sonoma County

FREE but registration required.
Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/40th-anniversary-speaker-series-coexisting-...



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Native Garden Projects

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Native Garden Projects

May 19 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
ACR Conservation Center

Help with native garden maintenance & nursery projects (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc.).

Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Hosts: ACR Resource Ecologist David Self & Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information. Earn Volunteer credits!

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page.

Meet at the Modini Conservation Center, 226A Center Street, Healdsburg, CA. Park south of us, or around the block. (If you park north of us, there is a 3-hour limit).

 



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Open Hours

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Open Hours

May 19 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Drop by to learn about ACR, the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, and the Modini's, and/or to talk with Dave about volunteering on the Preserves or at the Center. I'm looking for folks with skills, energy, interests and expertise to share. We need folks to help: maintain trails, lead hikes, lead Nature Walks, develop and offer other education programs; maintain the native garden; collect seed, grow native plants for restoration, photograph plants and animals; etc

Come thru the gate at 226 Center St in Healsdburg, then walk around to the south-side entry.

Repeats Thursdays this spring, except May 5

"ACR: Conservation in Action thru Stewardship, Education and Research"

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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May 19 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 20 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Members Twilight Hike featuring ACR's Mountain Lion Project

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Members Twilight Hike featuring ACR's Mountain Lion Project

May 20 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

ACR invites members and supporters at the Patron-level and above ($500+) for special access to the Bouverie Preserve at twilight. Join Director of Stewardship Jeanne Wirka and Wildlife Ecologist Quinton Martins, PhD, as they discuss ACR’s just-launched Mountain Lion Project, a community-based research and education project that studies mountain lions in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Napa counties. We’ll meet in Gilman Hall, then enjoy an evening hike lead by Quinton, a leading expert on large mountain cats, and learn about the habits and habitat of these iconic cats. Hike ranges from 3-5 miles.

By invitation only.

RSVP for this event is now closed.

Did you RSVP? Look for an email in your inbox with directions and more information! 

Questions? Contact us!

Not an ACR member? Become a Patron today!



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At the Center: Sharing Culture that Celebrates Nature

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At the Center: Sharing Culture that Celebrates Nature

May 20 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to nurture a little culture that celebrates nature. Come by the Modini Conservation Center to share your nature art, recent wildflower photographs, a new song, a carving, a story, a landscape painting from Pine Flat Road, an entry from your nature journal, a sketch, a poem, etc. - with other 'artists'. Or just drop by to see what others are sharing. Perhaps Dave will share a photo or poem, maybe a bit of story, perhaps a sketch. What about you?

*Limit 15* Pre-register at our Friends of Modini Mayacamas Meetup & let us know what you might be sharing.

Repeats every 3rd Friday.

Meet: 226A Center St, Healdsburg, CA (map). Come through the gate and garden to the south side of the Building, the office door will be open.

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Third Saturday Stewardship

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Third Saturday Stewardship

May 21 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self and the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards each third Saturday of the month for a habitat restoration project on the Preserves. We'll get some exercise, make friends, learn plants and wildlife, help heal habitat - and have some fun too! Tasks for these workdays shift with the season, weather and status of the plants and vegetation. Tasks may include invasive species removal, trail maintenance, native planting, weeding around plantings, seed collecting, seeding, etc.

No experience necessary. Note that the ground is often uneven, with fallen branches, rocks and brambles, so wear study shoes and work clothes. ACR will provide necessary tools. If you have any tools at home, you may bring them. Particularly useful tools include hand trowels, hand picks, and knee pads. No power tools please!

Bring water, lunch, work gloves. Wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes. I'll have extra work gloves. 

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 12.

Meet STARTS AT 9:30 AT THE JUNCTION OF PINE FLAT ROAD & RED WINERY ROAD, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown - to carpool to the Preserve.

Check the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page the night before in case we reschedule due to weather.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free but donations are greatly appreciated.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.



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May 21 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Day

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Day

May 21 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Open a child's mind to the wonder of nature by becoming a docent at ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve.

A docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 9-11. Docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California's diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the 24-week college-level naturalist training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions about the training program.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
April 7, April 23, May 5, May 21, June 2, June 18, July 14, August 20

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244



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Conservation Talks: Regional Heron and Egret Populations

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Conservation Talks: Regional Heron and Egret Populations

May 21 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Description

Where have the nesting herons and egrets of ACR gone? You are invited to a Saturday Morning talk at ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve to learn about the history, current status, and outlook for the future of these beautiful birds in Bolinas Lagoon. The talk will include numerous interesting aspects of their natural history and behavior, including their sensitivity to our changing climate. In addition, based on ACR’s long-term research on the ecology of herons and egrets, John will provide insights into the regional status and conservation of these icons of wetland health in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Speaker's Biography: John P. Kelly, Director of Conservation Science, ACR

John P. Kelly, Ph.D, serves as Director of Conservation Science. He develops and oversees programs in conservation research, ecological restoration and natural resources management on ACR lands and associated systems, such as Tomales Bay. His scientific interests focus on habitat relationships, foraging, and energetics of coastal and estuarine birds, and on the breeding biology of herons and egrets in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also works on local and regional conservation issues, and serves on the Tomales Bay Watershed Council and the Tomales Bay Advisory Committee. Before coming to ACR in 1988, John worked as a biologist and educator for several public and private organizations, including the U. S. Forest Service, Humboldt State University, the National Audubon Society, Santa Rosa Junior College, and the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. He holds a doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and a master's degree in wildlife from Humboldt State University.

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Bunchgrasses, Biodiversity & Wildflowers too!

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Bunchgrasses, Biodiversity & Wildflowers too!

May 22 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for a hike around Pine Flat and up the Redhill saddle to appreciate the beauty of bunchgrasses and the biodiversity that they help sustain - including wildflowers, gophers, songbirds, native bees, other insects, mycorrhiza and much more. We'll collect grass seeds and wildflower seeds and take a close look at them too (you'll be surprised at the detail and beauty of some of these!).

Pre-registration is required - limit 15. Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Bring extra water, lunch and a hat.

Meet Dave at the junction of Pine Flat and Red Winery Roads, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown - to carpool to the Preserves.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Open to the Public

May 22 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

May 23 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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May 24 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 25 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Native Garden Projects

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Native Garden Projects

May 26 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
ACR Conservation Center

Help with native garden maintenance & nursery projects (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc.).

Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Hosts: ACR Resource Ecologist David Self & Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information. Earn Volunteer credits!

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page.

Meet at the Modini Conservation Center, 226A Center Street, Healdsburg, CA. Park south of us, or around the block. (If you park north of us, there is a 3-hour limit).

 



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Open Hours

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Open Hours

May 26 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Drop by to learn about ACR, the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, and the Modini's, and/or to talk with Dave about volunteering on the Preserves or at the Center. I'm looking for folks with skills, energy, interests and expertise to share. We need folks to help: maintain trails, lead hikes, lead Nature Walks, develop and offer other education programs; maintain the native garden; collect seed, grow native plants for restoration, photograph plants and animals; etc

Come thru the gate at 226 Center St in Healsdburg, then walk around to the south-side entry.

Repeats Thursdays this spring, except May 5

"ACR: Conservation in Action thru Stewardship, Education and Research"

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

May 26 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Fourth Friday Stewardship

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Fourth Friday Stewardship

May 27 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self each fourth Friday of the month to give nature a hand with stewardship of some special spots in Pine Flat - the heart of the wild 2,000-acre Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll get some exercise, make friends, learn plants and wildlife, help heal habitat - and have some fun too! Tasks for these workdays shift with the season, weather and status of the plants and vegetation. Tasks may include invasive species removal, trail maintenance, native planting, weeding around plantings, seed collecting, seeding, etc.

No experience necessary. Note that the ground is often uneven, with fallen branches, rocks and brambles, so wear study shoes and work clothes. ACR will provide necessary tools. If you have any tools at home, you may bring them. Particularly useful tools include hand trowels, hand  picks, and knee pads. No power tools please! 

Meet at 9:30am beside Pine Flat Rd at Red Winery Rd, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown - to carpool up to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. 4020 Pine Flat Rd, Geyserville, CA (map).

Bring extra water, lunch and work gloves. Wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes. I'll have extra work gloves. 

Pre-register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 12.

Check the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page the night before in case we reschedule due to weather.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free but donations are greatly appreciated.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.



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Open to the Public

May 27 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

May 28 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Artist Reception with Ane Carla Rovetta

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Artist Reception with Ane Carla Rovetta

May 28 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Meet Ane Carla Rovetta, beloved local artist and storyteller, and view a gallery of her nature-inspired art.

Come early for a picnic and stay for a hike! Preserve open 10:00am-4:00pm.

No RSVP required.

Where? Martin Griffin Preserve's Picher Canyon. Click here for directions.



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May 29 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Nature Connection: Little Folkies Music and Nature Exploration

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Nature Connection: Little Folkies Music and Nature Exploration

May 29 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Parents, bring your 0-5 year olds to the Martin Griffin Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch to join ACR and Little Folkies for a day of Music and Nature Exploration! ACR and Little Folkies are teaming to inspire young families to sing, play, and connect to the land. Come explore rhythmic dance and movement, musical games, and nature activities with your tots. Irena, of Little Folkies, will perform a 40 minute set of spring themed songs. After the concert, join ACR staff in nature discovery activities including sensory and pond life exploration.

About Little Folkies:

Little Folkies is a purely acoustic folk music class for parents and kids ages 0-5, with classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. They carry on the tradition of folk heroes Woody Guthrie, Ella Jenkins, Pete Seeger and many others, who played and performed good child-inspired, parent-friendly kids folk music enjoyable by children and parents alike! The performance at the Martin Griffin Preserve will feature beautiful, fun and engaging original and traditional folk songs.

About Irena:

Irena is the owner and creator of Little Folkies. She has taught music, both private lessons, group classes and preschool classes in the Bay Area since she moved to the area in 2006. Irena created most of the music and program of Little Folkies starting in 2009 while living and teaching in San Francisco and after moving to West Marin in 2010. In fact, most of the songs of Little Folkies were written on or after hikes in the beautiful woods of Inverness and the surrounding area.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.
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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

May 30 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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May 30 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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May 31 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm. Closed Friday, April 22nd.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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