Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Please join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, take part in naturalist training or dig in with other volunteers to assist our land management team. Reservations are required for most events in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Mar 7 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Preserve

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty!

2nd and 4th Thursdays and select Saturdays ~ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury at julianne.bradbury@egret.org or 707.433.1217

 



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POSTPONED: Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Series: Lecture + Field Work

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POSTPONED: Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Series: Lecture + Field Work

Mar 7 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

3/17/20 Update: Due to Marin County’s “shelter in place” order, we have cancelled the Bolinas Watershed Workshops scheduled in March. If you have any questions about this event postponement or processing a refund, please email ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman at henry.inman@egret.org.

4 Saturdays ~ March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Morning lecture, afternoon field work

Join Martin Griffin Preserve Resource Ecologist Henry Inman each week for a 1.5-hour lecture followed by a 2.5-hour hands-on stewardship session. Learn about invasive plant species that affect our watershed and help improve riparian and coastal scrub habitats of the Martin Griffin Preserve. Translate the skills learned at this workshop to your own backyard!

March 7 ~ Lecture – Basic botany, Field work – Cape ivy
March 14 ~ Lecture – Riparian habitat, Field work – Cape ivy
March 21 ~ Lecture – Coastal scrub, Field work – French broom
March 28 ~ Lecture – Mapping and apps, Field work – Plant ID hike

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bolinas-lagoon-watershed-series-lecture-field-work-tickets-90470259983

To learn more about our stewardship program and the Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Workshops, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Mar 12 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Preserve

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty!

2nd and 4th Thursdays and select Saturdays ~ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury at julianne.bradbury@egret.org or 707.433.1217

 



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Volunteer in Nature! Stewardship Workdays at Martin Griffin Preserve

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Volunteer in Nature! Stewardship Workdays at Martin Griffin Preserve

Mar 12 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Participate in environmental stewardship with Audubon Canyon Ranch at Martin Griffin Preserve! Stewards are invited to volunteer on select Thursdays and Saturdays. Please click here to register or contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email to schedule your workday.

We will be focusing on invasive plant management, so this is a great activity for those who enjoy weeding in the garden. All experience levels are welcome!

To learn more about our stewardship program and the Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Guided Nature Walk

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Guided Nature Walk

Mar 14 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our 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 and flower-carpeted oak woodland. Guided Nature Walks begin at 10:00am and end at 1:00pm and are no more than 2.5 miles long.

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.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE to register.

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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A Members' Hike: Good Fire returns to the Martin Griffin Preserve

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A Members' Hike: Good Fire returns to the Martin Griffin Preserve

Mar 14 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

ACR invites members at the Wetland Guardian-level and above to join ACR Fire Ecologist Brian Peterson and Martin Griffin Preserve Manager & Resident Biologist Gwen Heistand on the Martin Griffin Preserve. We’ll visit the site of a prescribed burn conducted in October 2019 and learn from Brian & Gwen about how the Douglas fir forest, coastal prairie and coastal scrubland are responding to the reintroduction of fire.

Morning nibbles provided. Steep one-mile uphill hike to burn site.

Wear clothing & footwear appropriate for coastal hike.

Able to join us? RSVP online at www.egret.org/members-hike-rsvp by Monday, March 2. Space is limited.

Directions provided upon RSVP. By invitation only

Not a member? Become a Wetland Gurdian today and join us for this members-only event!

Questions? Contact support@egret.org



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POSTPONED: Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Series: Lecture + Field Work

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POSTPONED: Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Series: Lecture + Field Work

Mar 14 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

3/17/20 Update: Due to Marin County’s “shelter in place” order, we have cancelled the Bolinas Watershed Workshops scheduled in March. If you have any questions about this event postponement or processing a refund, please email ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman at henry.inman@egret.org.

4 Saturdays ~ March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Morning lecture, afternoon field work

Join Martin Griffin Preserve Resource Ecologist Henry Inman each week for a 1.5-hour lecture followed by a 2.5-hour hands-on stewardship session. Learn about invasive plant species that affect our watershed and help improve riparian and coastal scrub habitats of the Martin Griffin Preserve. Translate the skills learned at this workshop to your own backyard!

March 7 ~ Lecture – Basic botany, Field work – Cape ivy
March 14 ~ Lecture – Riparian habitat, Field work – Cape ivy
March 21 ~ Lecture – Coastal scrub, Field work – French broom
March 28 ~ Lecture – Mapping and apps, Field work – Plant ID hike

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bolinas-lagoon-watershed-series-lecture-field-work-tickets-90470259983

To learn more about our stewardship program and the Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Workshops, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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POSTPONED: Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Series: Lecture + Field Work

Mar 21 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

3/17/20 Update: Due to Marin County’s “shelter in place” order, we have cancelled the Bolinas Watershed Workshops scheduled in March. If you have any questions about this event postponement or processing a refund, please email ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman at henry.inman@egret.org.

4 Saturdays ~ March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Morning lecture, afternoon field work

Join Martin Griffin Preserve Resource Ecologist Henry Inman each week for a 1.5-hour lecture followed by a 2.5-hour hands-on stewardship session. Learn about invasive plant species that affect our watershed and help improve riparian and coastal scrub habitats of the Martin Griffin Preserve. Translate the skills learned at this workshop to your own backyard!

March 7 ~ Lecture – Basic botany, Field work – Cape ivy
March 14 ~ Lecture – Riparian habitat, Field work – Cape ivy
March 21 ~ Lecture – Coastal scrub, Field work – French broom
March 28 ~ Lecture – Mapping and apps, Field work – Plant ID hike

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bolinas-lagoon-watershed-series-lecture-field-work-tickets-90470259983

To learn more about our stewardship program and the Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Workshops, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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POSTPONED: Burning in the Fog: Bay Area RxFire Council Meeting

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POSTPONED: Burning in the Fog: Bay Area RxFire Council Meeting

Mar 25 2020 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

With information continuing to come out about the spread of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, this event has been postponed and rescheduled for July 8–9.

If you think you may want to attend in early July, then we would suggest keeping your ticket for now, so that you do not need to re-register. If you cannot make the new date, and would like to receive a refund for your ticket, please email jared.childress@egret.org. Eventbrite will process your refund, typically within 5 days.
If you have any questions about this event postponement or processing a refund request, please feel free to reach out.

The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council presents
Burning in the Fog: 2020 Spring Meeting

  • Join prescribed fire professionals from throughout the greater Bay Area as we dive into the utilization of controlled burning and associated land treatments that are relevant in the coastal parts of the Bay Area.
  • Wednesday the 25th will be filled with engaging presentations, local updates and engrossing conversations.
  • Topics will include: burning for Coastal prairie, cultural burning, Sudden Oak Death, Rx fire surrogates and more.
  • Wednesday night will feature a professionally catered dinner, local band and roaring campfire under the stars.
  • Thursday the 26th will be a tour to fire relevant project sites in the west Marin area.
  • The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council is a meeting point for Rx fire professionals, students, teachers, tribal members, researchers, land managers, fire fighters, regulators and the general public from throughout the greater Bay Area. At these intersections, we hope to facilitate dialogue and foster change, so that we might get more "good fire" on the ground.

Conference: Wednesday March 25th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at MGP's Volunteer Canyon.

Field Tour: Thursday, March 26th, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., starting at MGP's Volunteer Canyon.

email jared.childress@egret.org for more information or to register for this event.



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POSTPONED: Burning in the Fog: Bay Area RxFire Council Meeting

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POSTPONED: Burning in the Fog: Bay Area RxFire Council Meeting

Mar 26 2020 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

With information continuing to come out about the spread of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, this event has been postponed and rescheduled for July 8–9.

If you think you may want to attend in early July, then we would suggest keeping your ticket for now, so that you do not need to re-register. If you cannot make the new date, and would like to receive a refund for your ticket, please email jared.childress@egret.org. Eventbrite will process your refund, typically within 5 days.
If you have any questions about this event postponement or processing a refund request, please feel free to reach out.

The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council presents
Burning in the Fog: 2020 Spring Meeting

  • Join prescribed fire professionals from throughout the greater Bay Area as we dive into the utilization of controlled burning and associated land treatments that are relevant in the coastal parts of the Bay Area.
  • Wednesday the 25th will be filled with engaging presentations, local updates and engrossing conversations.
  • Topics will include: burning for Coastal prairie, cultural burning, Sudden Oak Death, Rx fire surrogates and more.
  • Wednesday night will feature a professionally catered dinner, local band and roaring campfire under the stars.
  • Thursday the 26th will be a tour to fire relevant project sites in the west Marin area.
  • The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council is a meeting point for Rx fire professionals, students, teachers, tribal members, researchers, land managers, fire fighters, regulators and the general public from throughout the greater Bay Area. At these intersections, we hope to facilitate dialogue and foster change, so that we might get more "good fire" on the ground.

Conference: Wednesday March 25th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at MGP's Volunteer Canyon.

Field Tour: Thursday, March 26th, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., starting at MGP's Volunteer Canyon.

email jared.childress@egret.org for more information or to register for this event.



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POSTPONED: Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Series: Lecture + Field Work

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POSTPONED: Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Series: Lecture + Field Work

Mar 28 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

3/17/20 Update: Due to Marin County’s “shelter in place” order, we have cancelled the Bolinas Watershed Workshops scheduled in March. If you have any questions about this event postponement or processing a refund, please email ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman at henry.inman@egret.org.

4 Saturdays ~ March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Morning lecture, afternoon field work

Join Martin Griffin Preserve Resource Ecologist Henry Inman each week for a 1.5-hour lecture followed by a 2.5-hour hands-on stewardship session. Learn about invasive plant species that affect our watershed and help improve riparian and coastal scrub habitats of the Martin Griffin Preserve. Translate the skills learned at this workshop to your own backyard!

March 7 ~ Lecture – Basic botany, Field work – Cape ivy
March 14 ~ Lecture – Riparian habitat, Field work – Cape ivy
March 21 ~ Lecture – Coastal scrub, Field work – French broom
March 28 ~ Lecture – Mapping and apps, Field work – Plant ID hike

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bolinas-lagoon-watershed-series-lecture-field-work-tickets-90470259983

To learn more about our stewardship program and the Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Workshops, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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